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#1 BlueMound

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:59 PM

Disney is patenting aerial marionettes - basically UAVs disguised as Disney characters. The characters are fully articulated (legs& arms move, etc ..) but will fly like a UAV.

In the future, the Parade of Lights will float in the air 

http://arstechnica.c...-aerial-antics/

 

Once the technology is fully developed, maybe FW could create an aerial rodeo or cattledrive or shootout as a western themed attraction ?



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 05:20 PM

I think we should drop a tower of terror in downtown someplace. Maybe convert the T&P warehouse into a rockn roller coaster. 



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 11:13 PM

Disney will probably use these in the Avatar theme park.
I can't remember what those flying lizard things were called in Avatar.
But the UAV marionettes could help bring them to life.

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 04:58 PM

Cirque du Soleil is experimenting with drones too.

http://www.wired.com.../cirque-drones/



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Posted 14 October 2014 - 05:08 PM

Party Drone

http://www.gizmag.co...festival/34235/



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 04:27 PM

Over 1000 Chinese drones swarmed and put on an aerial show

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/01/over-1000-chinese-drones-swarmed-and-put-on-an-aerial-show.html



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:42 PM

That's really cool.  Interestingly enough, the use by Disney mentioned in the original post was pretty limited.  They used them in a limited-time nightly holiday show at Disney Springs (Disney owned shopping and entertainment area adjacent to the Orlando parks) from November 2016 to January 2017 and they haven't been seen since.



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:43 PM

I think Avatar Land will use the drones for a future outdoor nighttime show.




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