The inventors recognized that presently there are no mechanisms for creating very large aerial displays such as a display that is reusable/repeatable, dynamic, and interactive,” the patent states.

To address that need, Disney’s R&D department is working to create a multi-drone aerial display system and a ground control station that could choreograph repeatable movements.

The three applications are:
1. Aerial Display System with Floating Pixels
2. Aerial Display System with Floating Projection Screens
3. Aerial Display System with Marionettes Articulated and Supported by
Airborne Devices

Imagine aerial marionettes and drones that replace fireworks. Not that imaginative? Save up for your E-ticket and an evening on Main Street. Have to say that this fellow looks like something Tim Burton conjured.


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