LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (WESH) – Walt Disney World is using 300 drones in a new Christmas light show.
A dress rehearsal of “Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration” was held Wednesday night, but Disney has not announced dates for the show.
The show will take place at Disney Springs.
Intel’s drone weighs less than a volleyball and are equipped with four LED lights that can create over 4 billion color combinations. They can fly for 20 minutes and are allowed to fly as high as 400 feet. All 300 drones are controlled by one computer.
Disney has a second 300-drone fleet but has not said what they intend to use it for.
“We are thrilled to share an experience as innovative and unique as Disney Springs,” said Keith Bradford, Vice President of Disney Springs. “‘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.”
Disney got FAA approval for the drones earlier this month.
The new show joins other holiday enhancements at Disney Springs, including a brand-new Christmas Tree Trail, special seasonal entertainment, meet and greets with Santa, and festive decor throughout all four neighborhoods – Town Center, The Landing, West Side and Marketplace.