From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Disney Parks Blog

This summer, Hey Disney! —a new voice assistant developed by Disney and built on Alexa technology— officially became available for customers to purchase in the United States as an annual, auto-renewing subscription in the Alexa Skills Store for use on their supported Echo devices at home. Hey Disney! is also included as part of a subscription to Amazon Kids+. 

Hey Disney! gives families a chance to interact with favorite friends like never before, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto; Tiana, Anna and Olaf, Genie; Dory and Mater; Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO; Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Animal and Sam Eagle, and more.

So what are the best ways to interact with the Disney Magical Companion? Look no further. Here are the top five ways to enjoy Hey Disney!

5. Jokes

Get ready to be amused by beloved, iconic characters — for example, just say “Hey Disney, tell me a ‘Lion King’ joke,” and you’ll receive a crowd-pleasing, any-age joke that will make the whole family laugh. You can also ask the Disney Magical Companion for fun facts or riddles by a variety of guest comedians like Goofy, Fozzie Bear and Mater – the (humorous) opportunities are endless!

4. Soundscapes

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Have you ever wanted to drift off to a galaxy far, far away with a Star Wars soundscape? Inspired by the sights and sounds of Disney universes, movies, and content, simply say “Hey Disney, play a soundscape” to be transported to another land from “Coco,” “Frozen,” and more.

3. Trivia

True or false: EPCOT originally stood for “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow”? It’s time to show off your Disney trivia skills! Packed with over 300 questions about Disney parks, characters, movies, and history, each round is hosted by the Disney Magical Companion. Get ready for some friendly competition by saying, “Hey Disney, play Trivia.” PS. The answer is: “True.”

2. Play-Along Adventures

With Hey Disney!’s play-along adventures — interactive audio and visual experiences that guide you on a fun-filled journey — you can go on fishing trips with Goofy, speak whale with Dory, visit Arendelle with Anna and Olaf, or choose from a variety of different character interactions including, Mickey Mouse and Pluto, Goofy and Donald, Tiana, Mater, C-3PO and R2D2, The Muppets, and Genie. For example, you can say “Hey Disney, go on an adventure with Mater” and Mater will conduct a fun adventure through Radiator Springs. Engaging for the whole family, these adventures are packed with surprise and exciting rewards.

1. Storybooks
voice assistant developed by Disney and built on Alexa technology on a table

Finally, as your day comes to a close, settle in for some bedtime storybook tales. With over a hundred stories available on Hey Disney!, fans can listen to tales about “The Little Mermaid,” “Toy Story,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Cars,” “The Princess and the Frog,” and more. Just say, “Hey Disney, tell me a story.”

Discover how to awaken the magic of Hey Disney! to unlock stories, games, trivia, and beyond by visiting the Alexa Skills Store.

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