Drone present set for Disney World this summer season


Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida simply introduced a model new drone present known as “Disney Goals That Soar” thats set to run by means of the summer season. Even higher? It’s free to observe.

Kicking off on Could 24, 2024 and working nightly till September 2, 2024, this high-tech spectacle will function drones lighting up the sky above Disney Springs, which is the free-to-visit buying and eating district on Walt Disney World property. A curated soundtrack will accompany the entire expertise.

Moderately than flying over locations the place individuals stroll, the drones will fly over Lake Buena Vista, which is the lake that borders the buying heart. Count on the very best views from the skies above the West Facet of the huge out of doors retail district, which spans 120 acres.

A historical past of Disney World drone reveals

It’s been greater than seven years since Walt Disney World final hosted a drone present. Again through the 2016 winter vacation season, Disney Springs hosted one other drone present. Referred to as ‘Starbright Holidays’, the present was completed in partnership with Intel, which on the time was among the many most sturdy drone mild present corporations on the earth. That Disney Springs vacation drone present ran twice each night time and lasted six minutes. Re-live the 2016 present on YouTube, right here:

However whereas that is solely the second-ever drone present to reach at Walt Disney World in Florida, the corporate isn’t any stranger to drone reveals. Amongst its greatest and greatest drone reveals but is the Disney Electrical Sky Parade. Held in France over at Disneyland Paris, the drone present pays homage to the enduring Primary Road Electrical Parade. That parade launched on the authentic Disneyland theme park in California in 1972. In that French present, drones resemble iconic parade floats (albeit within the sky) together with a practice and Elliott from the 1977 movie “Pete’s Dragon.” Try that present right here:

Earlier Disneyland Paris drone reveals embrace Disney D-Mild and Avengers: Energy the Evening.

Theme parks like Disney World embrace drone reveals

Who says Disney is only for youngsters? This information ought to pique the curiosity of tech lovers, making Disney World a spot for adults to trip in, too.

And it’s no secret that The Drone Woman is a big Disney fan. Alas, that right here means this drone present necessitates its personal weblog submit. However this nightly summer season sequence is only one of a whole lot of drone reveals across the U.S. in 2024. Main festivals, sporting occasions and group vacation celebrations are set to incorporate drone mild reveals this yr. That features a present for the favored Houston Livestock Present and Rodeo, a present on the Albuquerque Worldwide Balloon Competition, and reveals at varied MLB baseball video games (take a look at my recap of final yr’s Star Wars drone present on the Oakland A’s sport in August 2023).

Different theme parks together with Dollywood and Common Studios have additionally embraced drones. In contrast to Disney World, these parks have truly held drone reveals contained in the gates.

The way to watch the Disney World drone present

The Aerophile balloon at Disney Springs

Merely head to Disney Springs, which is free to go to. Even normal self-parking is free on the Disney Springs space.

You’ll greatest see the present on the West Facet. That’s additionally the place you’ll discover Aerophile, the huge, hand-painted helium balloon. Aerophile is tethered to the bottom but in addition floats over the water. Since there’s an enormous walkway alongside the water, it needs to be fairly straightforward to discover a viewing spot. Plus, the present is within the air, so that you probably received’t fear about somebody blocking your view.

And whereas the Disney World drone present is free to observe, know that Disney World journey prices aren’t low cost. Particularly in case you keep at a Disney-owned lodge and find yourself shopping for theme park tickets (and on-property meals, too), price range not less than $300 per particular person per day. That determine contains meals, a lodge room and theme park tickets.

Then once more, it doesn’t need to be costly. I as soon as did a 5-day Disney journey for 2 individuals for simply $1,600.

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