We love a good Disney nighttime spectacular. Who doesn’t?
Every time we get to see a new nighttime show in the Disney parks, we tend to be wowed by the technological advancements they’ve implemented. Did you ever imagine you would see Cinderella Castle transform the way it does thanks to projection mapping on Happily Ever After? Now, Disney is working on a NEW way to light up the sky at the end of your park day.
Yesterday, we spotted a patent filed by Disney for a “Themed Aerial Vehicle Entertainment Platform for Providing Dynamically-Coordinated Show.” Basically, they’re working on a themed drone that would be able to fly in sync with other elements during a nighttime spectacular.
The patent notes, “The description relates to a new system or platform…adapted for providing a dynamically-coordinated show…to entertain guests of a facility such as a theme park, an outdoor sporting stadium, a cruise ship, and so on.” Woah, that’s another sign that we might see DRONES in the Disney theme parks!
This particular patent shows imagery of what would be a flying pirate ship, just like the one from Peter Pan! Now, interestingly enough, we’ve seen a patent for a drone-powered flying pirate ship before, but that one looked a little bit different.
We’re not sure if these patents are just working on general tech or if they’re for something specific. It is interesting that BOTH focus on a flying pirate ship as an example. Maybe we’ll be seeing Hook’s ship in an upcoming nighttime spectacular in one of the Disney parks around the world!
Regardless, it is VERY cool to get a glimpse at how Disney might make one of these drones look like recognizable icons. As always, stay tuned to DFB for all of the latest updates from Disney’s patents and permits!
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