Watch the video of Disney’s show using 300 dancing drones powered by Intel.
Just last week, I wrote about the emerging trend of drones in entertainment shows.
And today Nov. 20, 2016 for the first time in the U.S. 300 drones will fly simultaneously in the sky as part of a regular show in Disney Springs, an outdoor shopping center at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando.
Just a few weeks ago Walt Disney Parks & Resorts were granted FAA permission for night operations and operations with multiple drones, and Disney announced a few days ago that the drone show will run in Disney Springs twice a night, for the entire 2016 winter holidays season.
The new show, known as “Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration” will feature 300 illuminated drones choreographed to create a holiday-themed light show in the night.
The images drawn by the drones include a Christmas tree, birds and others while holiday music plays in the background.
The drones used in the show are Shooting Star drones, designed and built by Intel specifically for entertainment light shows purposes.
Intel’s drones weigh less than a volleyball and are equipped with four LED lights able to create over 4 billion colour combinations. All 300 drones are controlled by one computer, and the show runs on software and algorithms provided by Intel.
Intel unveiled its tiny drone earlier this month after flying 500 drones simultaneously in Monaco, Germany breaking the Guinness Book of World Records for most drones operated by one person.
Disney has been working closely with Intel for over 5 months to prepare this drone show:
(image credits: Intel Corporation)