Magic Mirror originally relied on an operator to monitor and control the experience. The addition of an automated show removes the need for a show operator. Magic Mirror can now uses show scripts, generated by a simple show building tool, to create automated shows mixing visual effects and games.
Magic Mirror can also accept input from a joystick. This way operators can use easily found buttons on a joystick in the dark instead of reaching for a keyboard or a joystick could be left out for people in the crowd to play with, changing effects as they want.