Walt Disney World in Orlando said holiday guests at its Disney Springs can look skyward and wish upon the stars as 300 twinkling drones soar overhead, lighting up the sky in an inventive first-time light show.
The pioneering parade of lights is the result of a joint effort between Disney and Intel, which is providing its Shooting Star drones to perform in the “Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration” set to a special arrangement of classic holiday music.
"We are excited to work with Walt Disney Imagineering to bring a fresh and innovative approach to its world-renowned light shows," Josh Walden, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's New Technology Group, said. "Together, we worked to tackle the new frontier of entertainment, picturing the sky as our canvas, and flying lights as ink."
Each lightweight drone contains built-in LED lights capable of billions of color combinations. The pioneering technology joins several other first-time events at Disney Springs including a new Christmas Tree Trail, as well as popular entertainment options, Santa visits and decor throughout the site.
"We are thrilled to share an experience as innovative and unique as Disney Springs," Disney Springs Vice President Keith Bradford said. "'Starbright Holidays' is a wonderful surprise and delight moment for guests as they enjoy an evening of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment here at Disney Springs."