Cast Members to Get First Look at Disney's Upcoming Drone Show Next Week

14 days ago in "Disney Dreams that Soar"

Posted: Wednesday May 15, 2024 9:45am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has announced to Cast Members today that previews of the new "Disney Dreams That Soar" show will take place early in the morning on May 22, 2024.

The Cast member preview will take place two days before the May 25 official debut.

"Disney Dreams That Soar" is a summertime experience that will be a late-night perk for visitors. Taking place over the Disney Springs lake, "Disney Dreams That Soar," will showcase Disney stories celebrating the joy of flight with state-of-the-art drones choreographed to create designs in the sky and paired with a "soaring" musical score and memorable movie quotes. "Disney Dreams That Soar" will run nightly from May 24 through September 2, 2024.

Disney began testing drones at Disney Springs earlier this year, following their popularity in Disneyland Paris with recent offerings, including "Disney Electrical Sky Parade," which uses 500 drones to recreate moments from the classic Disney Main Street Electrical Parade.

Watch the video below to see the Disney Springs Drone test from last month.

Disney has long been developing drones for shows in the parks, with both EPCOT and Magic Kingdom strongly linked with their use. News of Disney developing drone technology for use in nighttime spectaculars surfaced in late 2014 with the filing of various patents relating to their Flixel system that used drones to carry a projection surface.

Walt Disney World has previously hosted a limited-time drone show, Starbright Holidays, at Disney Springs for the 2016 holiday season in association with Intel and its Shooting Star drone product. The 5-minute show featured 300 drones, intricately choreographed in 3D space over the Disney Springs lake and synchronized to holiday music.

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jrhwdw1 hour ago

Steve hasn't put a Clock on HEA yet....... A perfect solution would be Drones (if safe) in place of OUAT, MK Night Parade and HEA or something that Tops HEA! Or...Drones actually in OUAT! Since MK doesn't want to return OUAT on its own or get TDL'S OUAT Pyro Package!!

DisneyFanatic1213 hours ago

I’ll sound like an old man, but that’s crazy that there isn’t a trail through that conservation land! It doubles the walk time! Perhaps faster and easier to walk than to drive, but I’ve never taken an Uber to or from Disney Springs. I know the drop off area well, but can’t attest to how well it would handle an influx of cars.

davis_unoxx16 hours ago

Planning on going tonight, staying at the Hyatt’s Grand Cypress near Springs. Should I take Uber instead of driving? It’s a 40 min walk btw lol seems quicker than driving

wdwmagic19 hours ago

Not sure, but because the park was closed they could fly from backstage without any guest overflight issues.

Squishy20 hours ago

Do you know where they launched from when they did that little test preview over the tree of life?

JMcMahonEsq21 hours ago

The viewing area that is circled also looks too close to the seating area to be an effective drone show. Your either too limited in distance to make a worthwild show, or your going to have to have the drones flying further away, putting them over guest areas or animal areas, niether of which is ideal.

wdwmagic21 hours ago

It is all too close to guest areas unfortunately. There is no staging area for them to land, and they would have to fly over guest areas.

SpectroMickey8521 hours ago

Four outcomes with drones at MK. A separate nightly drone show, DAH drone show, drone addition to HEA or the very unpopular outcome which is replacing HEA.

ToTBellHop21 hours ago

The water screen effect wasn’t spectacular for the show.

Starship82422 hours ago

Wasn't it the same with the water screen?

ToTBellHop22 hours ago

That’s challenging when showing Disney characters. They are noticeably backwards from SSR, for example.

ToTBellHop22 hours ago

Those far left 3 sections don’t face that way. Are you suppose to crane your neck to watch the show? And do they make the perfect viewing angle face the one area of the viewing area without seats? The amphitheater was not designed for a show with a single, optimal viewing angle. This would make drone usage at Epcot hard, too. It would work best over the Castle or Chinese Theatre.

DisneyFanatic1222 hours ago

And to add to this, drone shows don’t HAVE to be 2d. They can be 3d, or positioned in a way that everyone could have a enjoyable view.

Starship82422 hours ago

Why can't they do the drones here: It didn't seem like a problem for the water screen for ROL.