Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) drones will in future takeover theme parks entertainment if the kind of patent filings the company is making is anything to go by. The company’s current drone –patents point to a future where all kinds of unmanned aerial vehicles will be the order of the day in theme park’s skies away from fireworks.
Disney drones will in future be used to ignite fireworks as others act as projections systems in the skies as the company moves to take entertainment in parks to another level. The Federal Aviation Administration has already given the company permission to light up its park’s with UAVs as the world comes to terms with the fact that the new technology is here to stay.
However, it has not been an easy ridefor Disney on its push to have regulators lessen restrictions on the flying of unmanned aerial vehicles in parks. Strict restrictions came into play in the aftermath of the September 11, 21 attacks.
With permission,Disney drones are now poised to entertain guests this holiday season, the new show having previewed people controlling UAVs to create a Christmas tree with green lights in the sky.
“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 Disney Parks Blog said.
Disney Springs Marketing Play
Permission to fly UAV at night does not apply to other 400 amusement parks in the country. The same is now expected to fuel holiday hunger at Disney World, which could see it register an increase in the number of visitors especially at night.
Given that Disney drones will only be coming at the recently renovated Disney Springs, the same can as well be interpreted as a marketing stunt seeking to draw in more visitors given that it is one of the most expensive.
Walt Disney unlike other stocks that were on the receiving end after the U.S presidential elections remained unchanged having edged higher by 0.28% to close at highs of $94.64 a share.
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