For the first time in the U.S., augmented reality (AR) tours using smart glasses will bring the past to life for visitors of major historic sites, including James Monroe’s Highland and George Washington’s Mount Vernon. [Read more…]
At the first Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Asia, a guest would normally see a two-story copper roasting cask adorned with nearly 3,000 hand-carved Chinese stamps. Once they hold their phone up to it, however, they can see inside the cask as newly roasted beans drop down inside – thanks to augmented reality. [Read more…]
Niantic, makers of the augmented reality mobile game Pokémon Go, have announced plans to create a new AR game themed to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.” [Read more…]
Rumors are swirling over the upcoming addition of Super Nintendo Land to Universal Orlando, Japan and Hollywood. With the recent groundbreaking at Universal Studios Japan, all eyes are on Universal Creative and guests are wondering what the park plans to bring to the table. One fan’s creation may lend a clue. [Read more…]
Guests are able to enjoy augmented and virtual reality experiences at Cedar Point now through Sept. 4, with “The Battle for Cedar Point” mobile game and Iron Dragon: VR. [Read more…]
Today’s “USA Today” features a story on Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure and a map of the land. When you visit harrypotter3d.com and hold the map up to your webcam, it will appear 3D using a process called augmented reality.
But you don’t need to run out and buy the newspaper, Click Here to view/download a PDF version of the map, which you can print out.
Once the 3D map is loaded, you can turn it to see the “World” from all sides. Our top photo shows a top-down view of Hogsmeade. Notice how the Owlery is open in the middle.
You can also move the map closer to your webcam to get a better look. Below is the entrance to Hogwart’s Castle. Notice the pillars and statues on either side. Unfortunately the Dragon’s Challenge and Flight of the Hippogriff rides are only represented by icons on the map.