Here goes Disney again, innovating with 3D printing at their theme parks. Back in May, we told you about Disney’s Carbon-Freeze Me experience, where they scanned and 3D printed participating park visitors, placing their faces into a Hans Solo style figurine they could take home with them.
Now Disney is 3D printing again, with the D-Tech Me Princess experience, which opened this week. In this experience, guests aged 3-12 are able can get their faces 3D printed on to a 7″ Disney Princess figurine.
Like Carbon-Freeze Me, the guest sits for several still photos from various angles. The photos are input into a special program that assembles details from the images into a 3D model of the child’s face. After than, the 3D file is sent off to the 3D printer.
The young girl can choose from seven different Disney Princesses including Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and Tiana. Hair, skin and eye color of the figurine are customized to match the guest. Also included with the purchase is a Princess silver link necklace with choice of colored gem charm..
The video is just too darm cute. The Disney “magic” really came through. It was created by the Disney Imagineering scientists at the Disney Research labs and Disney Parks Blog author, Dara Trujillo. Pass this story and video around to moms of any little girls you know; they’ll love it.
The figurine costs $99.95 (plus $15.95 shipping. Canadian and International shipping begins at $75.00); additional seven-inch figurines can be purchased for $74.95 each or a three-inch replica can be had for $39.95.
Disney strongly recommends reservations for this limited-time experience, by calling 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324).
h/t: Disney Parks Blog via Shapeways