Theme parks are leading the way in the next stage of augmented reality as they embrace the metaverse concept. A visitor wearing VR goggles shouts as she enjoys Mario Kart VR in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: EPA/Kimimasa Mayama
Theme parks are leading the way in the next stage of augmented reality as they embrace the metaverse concept. A visitor wearing VR goggles shouts as she enjoys Mario Kart VR in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: EPA/Kimimasa Mayama
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Disney, Universal Studios theme parks embrace the metaverse with plans for rides and attractions enhanced by the use of augmented reality

  • Augmented reality hasn’t gone much beyond video games and phone apps, but theme parks plan to take it to the next level to create metaverse experiences
  • From a proposed Mario Kart AR ride to virtual Disney characters and the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel, the aim is to combine the physical and the digital

Theme parks are leading the way in the next stage of augmented reality as they embrace the metaverse concept. A visitor wearing VR goggles shouts as she enjoys Mario Kart VR in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: EPA/Kimimasa Mayama
Theme parks are leading the way in the next stage of augmented reality as they embrace the metaverse concept. A visitor wearing VR goggles shouts as she enjoys Mario Kart VR in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: EPA/Kimimasa Mayama
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