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Disney World's New Nighttime Light Show Will Feature Dozens Of Drones

Holiday-themed program will take flight at Disney Springs in Orlando.

09/11/2016 9:00 PM AEDT | Updated 10/11/2016 3:47 AM AEDT
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Look to the skies! Walt Disney World in Florida will soon have a new nighttime air show featuring dozens of illuminated drones

A short clip released online revealed how the machines will swirl in the night sky to form a Christmas tree. 

“This holiday season, the idea of ‘wishing upon a star’ will take on an even more magical meaning in the skies of Disney Springs,” the company wrote in a blog post.

Disney Springs is a shopping district inside Walt Disney World. It is not part of any of the theme parks, which means you’ll be able to see the show without a ticket. 

No date was given for the first performance. 

Disney just got permission from the FAA to do the drone show, according to Engadget. Airspace over the theme parks is currently a no-fly zone, put in place after the 9/11 attacks.

The program ― or at least the technology behind it ― has been in the making for quite some time, with the company filing for a patent in 2014 to use drones in aerial light performances.

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