Drone light show coming to Disney Springs for the Holidays

Nov 07, 2016 in "Disney Springs"

Posted: Monday November 7, 2016 10:43am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney will be performing its first drone show at Disney Springs for the holidays.

The new show has been in development for some time, with Disney working alongside experts in the field with experience in drone-based shows. No further information has been released, but according to those familiar with the situation, look for a debut of the show in mid November, with viewing areas likely to be located in the Marketplace area.

Disney has recently received FAA clearance to begin drone shows at its US theme parks.

In a teaser released by Disney today, we get a first look at some of the rehearsals taking place.

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Phil12Feb 07, 2017

Obviously hidden cables must have been attached to a very effective set of decelerating suspenders worn by the Electropop Diva.

ford91exploderFeb 07, 2017

But HOW did Matt Groening get that for the Simpsons episode, Or was Lady Gaga's performance influenced by the Simpsons

Nubs70Feb 07, 2017

Let's think about the jump. How could she jump, attach cables, and hold microphone while.accelerating at 9.8 m/sec^2?

ABQFeb 07, 2017

NRG is off out of the way, next to the Astrodome with little in the area but parking lots and no tall buildings. From a distance, they're probably not as visible as you'd think.

DisneyJeffFeb 07, 2017

I thought that there would have been some leaked drone footage. With thousands of colorful lights floating over Houston, I would have thought that someone would have noticed. :)

JoeCamelFeb 07, 2017

No footage "leaked" but the fact she was on the roof did. Easy to control the video when the responsible party is the only one that has it and you only have to hold it safe for a week.

JoeCamelFeb 07, 2017

It did leak. There were questions about a rooftop performance way before the event.

halltdFeb 07, 2017

https://www.wired.com/2017/02/lady-gaga-halftime-show-drones/ They were all taped.

Biff215Feb 07, 2017

That may be true (not sure it applies to drones), but Intel said it was due to unpredictable weather. In other words, they didn't want to experience any issues while the world was watching. Can't blame them, look how long it took Disney to fine tune their show. There's video on Twitter taken from inside the stadium that shows Gaga suddenly appear in spotlights. Clearly she didn't jump from above last night. Pepsi and Intel logos at the end looked CGI to me but I could be wrong.

drizgirlFeb 07, 2017

Game day had a "no fly zone" over the stadium. The drones had to fly before that was in place.

JoeCamelFeb 07, 2017

Yes she jumped - last week! Onto a foam pad. The lowering was done after she was lifted in the dark about 70 feet then the spotlight lit her and she started squirming

MansionButler84Feb 06, 2017

Were you there?

donsullivanFeb 06, 2017

Correct. The whole segment with the drones behind her was pre-recorded last week. Update: According to Intel, the owners and pilots of the drones the version that was broadcast was recorded on January 30.

EvilChameleonFeb 06, 2017

The jump was absolutely live.