[UPDATE June 4th: Now available – read more here.]
According to USA Today, as early as next Tuesday Disney World will be available in 3D for Google Earth. Included will be Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center, Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and 22 Disney hotels and resorts. I’m particularly intrigued by the comment the “map” will have “interactive features”. Apparently you’ll be able to see videos of rides, and make reservations by clicking on a hotel you see. I’m wondering if we’ll be able to watch rides move. Google’s John Hanke is quoted as saying the huge 3D collection is “truly innovative and unique”. That certainly makes me anxious to see this. The screenshot from the article certainly looks quite detailed:
Expect to see a review here at GEB as soon as this goes public.
About Frank Taylor
Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.
Just want to say that it’s up and running – in great detail! Check it out, just turn on the layer under tourism (preview is on by default).