Be A Pirate With Interactive Mickey Mouse
A Few lucky guests each day get to spend special time with Mickey when he is well rested and wanting to be a bit chatty. The day we went Mickey had some pirate fun with our kids. He was very interactive and actually answered questions the children asked. This in no way was a pre-recorded script.
From talking to a Cast Member, interactive Mickey Mouse has some very special friends over at Main Gate West, by Animal Kingdom, giving him a helping hand coming out of his shell.
This technology is not completely new as Mickey Mouse has been using facial expressions in shows for several years, but this new technology allows him to interact with the children on the fly and not using a pre-recorded script.
I see this beta as a first step, but I would guess that they are a long way off from making this happen on a regular basis as the technology needs too much manpower and technology to mass deploy across the parks.
The only problem now is that every time the kids see Mickey they want him to talk.