We recently brought you a sneak preview of the drone light display Intel has created with Walt Disney World, and now we can reveal that Starbright Holidays will officially debut on November 20 at Disney Springs.
Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration runs nightly from November 20 through January 8 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and joins other holiday enhancements at Disney Springs, including a brand-new Christmas Tree Trail, special seasonal entertainment, meet and greets with Santa, and festive decor.
The first-of-its-kind light show featuring 300 Intel Shooting Star show drones invites guests to gaze skyward. The synchronized choreography of the new Intel Shooting Star drones is set to a specially orchestrated arrangement of classic holiday music. In the nostalgic and stirring medley, Disney Springs guests can listen for a few bars of classic Disney melodies.
“We are thrilled to share an experience as innovative and unique as Disney Springs,” said Keith Bradford, Vice President of Disney Springs. “‘Starbright Holidays’ is a wonderful surprise and delight moment for guests as they enjoy an evening of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment here at Disney Springs.”
Added Jon Snoddy, Studio Executive with Walt Disney Imagineering R&D, “At Disney, we are always looking for innovative ways to tell stories and create unexpected experiences. We’re excited to invite guests to watch as we explore the possibilities of this remarkable new technology…We are thrilled to collaborate with Intel on this exciting entertainment experience. By combining our technological capabilities, we will be able to light up the sky this holiday season.”
Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration marks the first time in the United States 300 show drones have flown at one time. The Intel Shooting Star drone is composed of a Styrofoam body and plastics and weighs in at just 280 grams, or less than the weight of a volleyball. The purpose-built quadcopter show drone is also equipped with LED lights with over 4 billion color combinations and is programmed for any animation. All 300 show drones can be controlled by one computer.
“We are excited to work with Walt Disney Imagineering to bring a fresh and innovative approach to its world-renowned light shows,” said Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s New Technology Group, Josh Walden. “When Disney set out to create an all-new holiday experience at Disney Springs, we realized there was a great opportunity to collaborate on the project to deliver a fresh and innovative approach to its world-renowned light shows…Together, we worked to tackle the new frontier of entertainment, picturing the sky as our canvas, and flying lights as ink.”
For a taste of the new Starbright Holidays show, watch our exclusive video of a recent late-night rehearsal: