PHOTOS, VIDEO: First Look at ‘Dreams That Soar’ Disney Springs Drone Show

Disney shared a first look at “Disney Dreams That Soar,” the new drone show coming to Disney Springs on May 24.

Two people watch a nighttime light display with red and blue lights forming the shape of a robot in the sky.

The Disney Live Entertainment team behind this limited-time nighttime experience recently got the chance to see all their hard work take to the skies during the first set of creative rehearsals for the show. Today we’re sharing those first glimpses from an off-site property, as well as some exciting new details, about the larger-than-life experience soon to be the perfect complement to an evening at Disney Springs.

A spherical pattern of lights in the night sky, resembling the Death Star from Star Wars.

“We are presenting Disney characters who have had a dream of flying. Not just the idea that they can fly, but the idea of taking their lives to the next level.” said Show Director, Tony Giordano. “We put a lot of thought in making sure that no matter how old you are, or how much of a fan you are, you’re going to see a character that you love.”

An arrangement of colored lights depicts a flying figure with outstretched arms reaching towards a star against a black background.

And a lot of characters means a lot of drones. 800 drones to be exact – all working together to create a massive canvas in the night sky. Trust me, nothing can prepare you for the awe of seeing a Baymax nearly twice the height of Spaceship Earth inflate, transform, and disappear right in front of your eyes.

A dark space is illuminated by numerous small blue lights arranged in patterns that create a sense of depth and dimension.

“We were given the assignment to create an experience where you want to just hold the hand of the person next to you,” said Tony. “That’s always echoing in my mind as we work on this show.”

A night sky display featuring a colorful light formation of a flying elephant with a red balloon, surrounded by clouds.

Music plays a big role in that connection. “Disney Dreams That Soar” features well-known and beloved soundtracks in addition to an original song that will inspire you to follow your heart, take a leap of faith, and reach for the stars.

A night sky display shows two robots made of numerous colorful lights; one has a triangular body with an arm extended, and the other has a cylindrical body with glowing blue eyes.

Insider tip: The best place to experience the drones “dancing” to this new soundtrack will be along the waterway in the Disney Springs West Side. Clocking in at just under 10 minutes, the show is a perfect kiss-goodnight to your day of shopping, playing, and dining at Disney Springs, with 2 shows each evening this summer. Also, while you’re out there, keep an eye out for Tony!   

Two people smiling and posing in front of a field illuminated by numerous red lights at night. One holds a flashlight with a similar red light.

“I can’t wait to stand next to the guests and hear their reactions. That’s my favorite part of building any show because those reactions are why we do what we do. We want them to actually experience magic, and when you see all these drones, to me, you get to see real magic!”

Check out the video below, and catch “Disney Dreams That Soar presented by AT&T” nightly May 24-Sept. 2 at Disney Springs.

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