Disney has filed for a new patent which would allow them to track where guests look during various attractions at the theme parks, including all of Walt Disney World. The benefit of this is that they could learn more about where to focus on making changes and enhancements for the most visual appeal and benefit. This can allow them to have animatronics and other effects move or occur when a guests is looking in a particular area. The patent states:
“By tracking the gaze of a participant, a computing system may direct various animatronics, automated objects or the like to interact with a participant. For example, a computing system within a theme park may direct an animatronic character from a movie to make a noise if a participant is looking at that animatronic character.”
This technology would focus on the whites of the eyes to determine the direction in which the guest is looking. It could have a lot of applications for use throughout the parks and in various attractions and shows.