Smart Speakers Being Tested in Guest Rooms at Walt Disney World’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort

Walt Disney World is always looking for new and different ways to enhance the guest experience.  We have seen this through the roll out of My Disney Experience, perks for resort guests, transportation options and more.  We have learned of another guest offering that is currently in testing at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort.  The testing has started for smart speakers in select guest rooms.  The speakers are voice activated, allowing them to get a variety of information around Walt Disney World, including park hours, bus times, internet searches, weather info and more. Guests will not have to complete any kind of registration to use the speakers or any special setup.  This means that they aren’t currently expected to even link to the guest’s My Disney Experience account.

At the time of this post, the testing is only for select rooms at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort.  Guests who are lucky enough to stay in one of these rooms will be asked to provide input and feedback on the use of the speaker during their stay.  Guests in a room at either resort without a smart speaker are not able to request to be put into one.

What do you all think of this new offering?  Would you use a smart speaker like this if you had one in your room?

About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2). We have over 10 Disney World vacations under our belt. Our recent adventure was a big move from St. Louis, MO to Florida! We knew that we needed more Disney magic that just a couple times of year, and we worked hard to make it happen! Now we hit the parks almost every weekend! We are working to dine at every location, experience every attraction and look for every hidden Mickey! We want to be able to say that we have one it all! We are branching into the Cruise Line and are planning a trip to Disneyland in California next year. To say that we are Disney addicts may be an understatement. When I am not at WDW with my family, I am reading Disney blogs and news, crafting (usually Disney décor for our home), planning Disney vacations for others or working on my dissertation for my doctoral program. I am a Project Manager by profession, so I have mastered fitting everything into a tight schedule! We feel we lead an exciting life where we get to spend a lot of time together doing what we love! I love being able to this love and Disney magic with everyone else so that others can make the most of whatever time they get to have at the most magical place on earth!