What do flying drones and Walt Disney World have in common? … Disney Springs and a new wave of entertainment! We all know that Disney is the king of using state-of-the-art technology in its entertainment venues. Well, here we go again. It’s official, flying drones are coming to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World this holiday season!
Disney Parks Blog just announced a new light show debuting at the new shopping mecca. They also gave us a sneak peak in a video of a test flight for the new show.
This announcement is on the heels of Walt Disney World being granted the right to fly drones over the resort by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Disney also applied for a drone-related patent to incorporate in their special effects. They used the term “Flixels” (flying pixels) in their description for the patent. It looks like they intend to use Flixels during the nightly fireworks shows in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. The Flixels will be deployed from a restricted access launching area during the show. When the show is completed the Flixels will return to that area.
Disney keeps pushing the boundaries of imagination to bring us new, exciting and “magical” experiences. We can look forward to “looking to the stars” with a new dimension at Disney Springs this holiday season.