For those Disney fans catching the halftime show last night for Super Bowl LI, one aspect may have seemed very familiar. Disney launched a first-of-its kind Christmas production last November that used drones to create beautiful holiday pictures in the night sky at Disney Springs. Dubbed “Starbright Holidays” this marked a collaboration between Intel and Disney Imagineering as a test of how drone technology can be used to enhance the experience of stage shows, parades and fireworks displays across the Disney theme parks. This is the very same technology that was used to “wow” the crowds during Lady Gaga’s rousing performance at Super Bowl LI.
Both productions used over 300 “shooting star” drones to create these aerial designs. Intel announced that the Super Bowl marked the highest that these drones have ever flown. Reaching heights of 700 feet, Intel needed to apply for a special permit from the FAA in order for the show to take place. This is 300 feet higher then the production at Disney Springs.
Watch this space for the latest info on how Disney and Intel will utilize this technology in the months to come.
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