The Walt Disney Company has filed some interesting patent permits recently, and by looking them over, it appears that Disney is looking into utilizing drones for some rather interesting purposes. According to the Walt Street Journal, it specifically looks like Disney is wanting to use drones for specific entertainment purposes such as holding projection screens.
The patent application mentions that the drones might have the ability to replace fireworks in the parks where each drone would carry a “pixel assembly” that could be combined to display images or photos. The fireworks are obviously huge attractions in the parks, so something like this cannot be ignored. However, it’s also worth mentioning that many such patens are filed and never really make it off the ground.
Clifford Wong, James Alexander Stark and Robert Scott Trowbridge of Walt Disney Imagineering were behind the filed patents which can be seen by following the links below: