Disney World Debuts New Interactive TV; Will Include Disney+

With Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs hours away from welcoming its first guests, Laughing Place was invited to take a tour of the new addition. While Gran Destino can boast many exciting offerings and experiences, the biggest news just might have to do with the guest room televisions.

What’s happening:

  • Guests staying at Gran Destino Tower will be among the first to experience Disney’s new Interactive TV (ITV) project
  • The TV will be personalized to your Disney experience and will offer many new options for guests.
  • There are several tabs that give guests a variety of options


  • Now: The service is currently available at the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • End of 2019: It will be available at the rest of Coronado Springs
  • Future Years: The system will be deployed across Walt Disney World

Here is an overview of what the options on the new TV system


Watch TV:

  • Here guests can watch a selection of linear television channels including news and sports
  • Obviously a wide variety of ESPN and ABC networks are included
  • A new interactive program guide allows guests to see what is airing on each channel


Disney On Demand:

  • Here guests can watch a wide-variety of on-demand Disney programming
  • Currently the service offers Disney movies, videos on Disney Vacations, bedtime stories, programs & events, and Disney Learning content
  • Once Disney+ launches in November, guests will be able to access that service as well

Connect My Device:

  • Guests will be able to cast their Chromecast-enabled device
  • After connecting to the in-room wifi, guests will visit a URL to connect their device to their in-room TV
  • Once connected, guests can cast their content to their TV just as they would at home

My Disney Vacation:

  • Here guests can view their plans in My Disney Experience
  • In addition, guests can view their PhotoPass photos that had been taken throughout their visit

Hotel Services:

  • Here guests can find out information about their hotels
  • Sections include dining, shops, activities, spa & fitness, transportation, and guest services

Parks & More:

  • This section includes information about the theme parks and other offerings
  • The menu features a clean and easy-to-navigate interface
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