Sunday, August 26, 2012

TDL Toon Town New Attraction Goofy’s Paint ‘n’ Play House Video

Goofy's Paint 'n' Play House" is a new attraction at Tokyo Disneyland Toontown which opened three days ago and i've got some videos of it for you! This is definitely an attraction for young children but adults can have some fun too!

Once inside Goofy’s Paint ‘n’ Play House you'll get a “paint”-shooting applicator called a "Toontone Splat Master" with which you'll be able to redecorate Goofy’s room. "You push a button, turn a handle or pull a string to make different colors of what seems like real paint fly out toward the walls and floor of the room. And yes, guests work together to make it happen. And the attraction also features theme options, like “beach” or “jungle,” to help with your remodeling".

Sounds cool? Sure, but once you've seen it the question is: how does it work? Because, may be it don't looks like but there is some pretty smart Imagineering technology behind all this. From what i've understood everything in the room, desk, armchair, etc... is in fact like a blank screen, except that instead to be a flat screen on which you could "paint", it's all 3D screen. Then, the computer identify where you're are pointing your "Toontone Splat Master" and the chosen color appear instantly. Sound simple, but a few years ago it was still impossible. Of course the kids are playing with this a bit too hysterically and don't take their time to use the technique in a more subtle way but, still, the tech behind it is amazing!

Below, a WDI rendering released some months ago and then pictures of the real thing.

And now, let's have a look at this "live" with two videos just posted on Youtube.

See you soon for something else new at another Disney theme park! In the meantime don't miss my great TDS Wallpaper application available on the iTunes Store. Click HERE for direct access to the TDS Wallpapers HD iTunes page or READ my article first HERE.

Videos: copyright Ura Nezu


Ian bell said...

This is such a lovely attraction.Children will surely love it...

Rob Herndon Jr said...

Actually, this sounds very similar to something that used to be in the ImageWorks in Epcot's Imagination pavilion. The exception is that the paint surface was flat and simply a projected image, but the "remote control" paint brush allowed you to throw paint at it.