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Old 05-16-2013, 06:39 PM   #16
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They use the same technology as the one on epcot. Its a computer system, not a cm.
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They use the same technology as the one on epcot. Its a computer system, not a cm.
Crush is controlled by a CM not a computer, not sure where you heard differently but the information is incorrect. And actual CM can hear what you say and then responds to you, just like Monster's Inc Laugh Floor.
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Crush is controlled by a CM not a computer, not sure where you heard differently but the information is incorrect. And actual CM can hear what you say and then responds to you, just like Monster's Inc Laugh Floor.
The one at Epcot is computer-based not CM so I wonder if maybe this is where the confusion began.
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The one at Epcot is computer-based not CM so I wonder if maybe this is where the confusion began.
The one at Epcot is not computer-based, there is no computer technology available that can respond thoughtfully to things it hears and/or hears. Plus I just read the description for the attraction which includes the fact that a CM controls what Crush says. Yes it is computer-animated but the words are not the product of a computer.
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The one at Epcot is computer-based not CM so I wonder if maybe this is where the confusion began.
The one at Epcot is not computer based. I'm not sure where this idea came from, but it is an Entertainment CM controlling and responding to guests. It's an actor experienced in Improv, actually. That's how kids get to ask ALL kinds of questions and receive often very funny answers! The same is used at Monsters, Inc. and also a similar, portable, and less high tech system that is used with the talking trash cans, etc. I expect the same system is in place at AP aboard the ships. Cast member. NOT computer.
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So yes, there are cameras. In Epcot they don't have hidden mics. The CMs running the attraction use hand held mics for the guests asking questions. Since that wouldn't work in a restaurant setting, they have hidden mics at the tables.
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The one at Epcot is not computer based. I'm not sure where this idea came from, but it is an Entertainment CM controlling and responding to guests. It's an actor experienced in Improv, actually. That's how kids get to ask ALL kinds of questions and receive often very funny answers! The same is used at Monsters, Inc. and also a similar, portable, and less high tech system that is used with the talking trash cans, etc. I expect the same system is in place at AP aboard the ships. Cast member. NOT computer.
Oh.... you just caused a fight in our house. Just kidding a friendly discussion. My husband convinced me it was based on artificial intelligence. He's a computer programmer so he totally had me sold.
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Sorry

I'm a former Entertainment CM and I have lots of friends who do lots of things at Disney
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Dumb question here. In EPCOT where there are no centerpieces, how to they do it? I remember going there with the grandkiddos and Crush talked with DGD Bryn. She was sitting very close to the front but with so many children, how could the CM hear names, etc.???
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Oh.... you just caused a fight in our house. Just kidding a friendly discussion. My husband convinced me it was based on artificial intelligence. He's a computer programmer so he totally had me sold.
Lol that is mean, but kind of funny at the same time(although my husband would so pay if he did that to me).
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Dumb question here. In EPCOT where there are no centerpieces, how to they do it? I remember going there with the grandkiddos and Crush talked with DGD Bryn. She was sitting very close to the front but with so many children, how could the CM hear names, etc.???
As a poster said above a CM in the room walks around with a mic.
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Dumb question here. In EPCOT where there are no centerpieces, how to they do it? I remember going there with the grandkiddos and Crush talked with DGD Bryn. She was sitting very close to the front but with so many children, how could the CM hear names, etc.???
The attractions CM who is running the attraction has a hand held mic and they go over to whomever Crush chooses to speak to and the kid asks the question into the mic.
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I can attest to the fact that Crush is epcot is a CM with some software and voice changing software. I talked to him at a show and later was recognized by a random CM, that said hello to me. He knew my name and I was taken back, so he said, well crush told me he saw you earlier.
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