Disney Springs Holiday Event will feature first use of Drones at Walt Disney World

If you thought Disney World was going to rest on its laurels after getting approval from the FAA to use flying drones on its property? You don’t know Disney. A new teaser video for the Disney Springs Holiday experience features Disney technicians testing drones to create a floating Christmas Tree effect:

I’m already fascinated. Not sure about the sound, but presumably that would be drowned out by the show soundtrack.

Here’s a taste of what else you can expect at Disney Springs this holiday season:

From Nov. 11-Jan. 8, Disney Springs will transform each of its four neighborhoods through festive décor, entertainment and holiday shopping at new retail locations, from name-brand to cozy boutiques to everything in between. While there you’ll be able to enjoy:

  • Disney Springs’ Christmas Tree Trail: To capture the spirit of the holidays, Marketplace guests can stroll among 15 custom decorated holiday trees, each dedicated to a popular Disney theme.
  • The Festival of Toys at the Once Upon a Toy Fountain (Marketplace), toys have magically come alive for an interactive holiday dance party nightly on the plaza. There’s pin trading, a nightly tree lighting ceremony and more.
  • The as-yet unannounced new nighttime drone show above the lake.

In the Marketplace seasonal offerings will fill shelves at Disney’s Days of Christmas, Art of Disney, Wonderful World of Memories, Marketplace Fun Finds and Marketplace Co-Op, along with World of Disney – the world’s largest Disney merchandise store. At Art of Disney, you will be able to find sketch artists doing holiday artwork.

We plan to be there with coverage of all that is new starting next week. What are you looking forward to?

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  1. Pingback: Semi-autonomous drones approved for use by Disneyland and Walt Disney World | The Disney Blog

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