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Rumor New nighttime show at Epcot

Derrit

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I don't know if WDW can get permission to fly show drones over guests. The drones may have to go out on a barge and take off from there.
I believe they did for the special Tree of Life Awakening for Pandora press preview. look at the ending, the drones all fly off to the left of the Tree of Life, so i assumed they flew over some pathways that contained guests.
 
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peter11435

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I don't know if WDW can get permission to fly show drones over guests. The drones may have to go out on a barge and take off from there.
A section of the promenade could be closed off when the drones are traveling overhead
 

Disone

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I'm sticking to the fact that it's basically the same thing I saw in 1986, when I was 10, lol! Same premise. I know the ball changed and they added a couple pew pew lasers and a better speaker system, but they haven't kept with the times like the rest of the nighttime shows at wdw. It didn't bore me 20 years ago, but it sure does now.
1986 huh? Wow. Nothing could be further from the truth. The show from 1986 and the show that's currently playing are very very different shows. To call them basically the same completely discredits you on this topic.
 

JEANYLASER

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What is the name for the new nighttime entertainment going to be and who going to be a new sponsor for the new nighttime entertainment in Epcot!
 

wdwmagic

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Seems to me the Showcase Lagoon would be a perfect place for a UAV-show. Home base for the UAVs could be backstage near the current service marina (where the current barges dock.) To satisfy the FAA requirement of "no flights over people" the canal and bridge could be restricted to guests to create a safe flight corridor for take-off, travel to the lagoon show area, and return path. (Sorry if this was already discussed in one of the 21 pages of posts . . . I can't keep up!)

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Disney was nice enough to include a possible flight path in their filings.
https://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/epcot/news/11jan2016-disneys-flixel-drone-technology-for-nighttime-shows-takes-a-step-closer-to-becoming-reality.htm

Basically using the rooftop of the Odyssey as the launch, with the drones staying over that body of water and not crossing the guest walkways.

All operations will occur within no-fly zones. Second, proposed shows have flight areas at least 100 feet from permitted guest-viewing areas at all times. Third, the drones will launch from and land within restricted areas and their flight paths will largely take place over water elements and restricted areas
 

MisterPenguin

President of Animal Kingdom
Premium Member
Disney was nice enough to include a possible flight path in their filings.
https://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/epcot/news/11jan2016-disneys-flixel-drone-technology-for-nighttime-shows-takes-a-step-closer-to-becoming-reality.htm

Basically using the rooftop of the Odyssey as the launch, with the drones staying over that body of water and not crossing the guest walkways.

All operations will occur within no-fly zones. Second, proposed shows have flight areas at least 100 feet from permitted guest-viewing areas at all times. Third, the drones will launch from and land within restricted areas and their flight paths will largely take place over water elements and restricted areas
Wait, so... you're saying that they're not going to have the drones in the same space as the fireworks? I can't think of one good reason why not!!!
 

Kman101

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I really hope they do a good job with this update or change. To me it's the middle that's lacking and could use a plussing. The overall show is fine. But we'll see ... I know some don't like HEA but that surprised me in a good way so I hope the same here. But I'm a little nervous about this one. I don't have a huge emotional investment in it, but I want it done right.
 

raymusiccity

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I really hope they do a good job with this update or change. To me it's the middle that's lacking and could use a plussing. The overall show is fine. But we'll see ... I know some don't like HEA but that surprised me in a good way so I hope the same here. But I'm a little nervous about this one. I don't have a huge emotional investment in it, but I want it done right.
As usual, no sense holding our breath regarding any upgrades. This thread started a year ago, and we're still in the wishful thinking phase. :confused:
 

MisterPenguin

President of Animal Kingdom
Premium Member
I'd expect to see them launch from backstage, and not cross guest space, so given that, I wouldn't expect to see them in the center of WS Lagoon.
Sorry, Steve, you missed my sarcasm. :D It would indeed be... problematic to have drones flying around where fireworks are going off.

When are we getting that sarcasm font? ;)
 
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trainplane3

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Sorry, Steve, you missed my sarcasm. :D It would indeed be... problematic to have droned flying around where fireworks are going off.

When are we getting that sarcasm font? ;)
You can simply avoid the problem of fireworks hitting drones by putting the firework launchers on the drones. I'll take my check now Disney and you can take any lawsuits due to my genius idea.
 

cosmicgirl

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Well I'm glad I wasn't the only one who didn't realize this thread was a year old until I was halfway through.

Many valid points were made and as much as I would hate to see RoE go, I'd rather they start with a clean slate than try to "enhance" what's already there. That music (and that of Tapestry of Nations) is perfection. It should not be touched. I'd rather say goodbye to it than have it be tweaked the way they tweaked Baroque Hoedown.

My wish list:
- no IPs;
- no Disney movie references (projections or music);
- music of the same caliber as RoE;
- no DLP-style projections of wannabe trailers to push movies;
- please keep the pavillions involved, preferably with their light bulbs;
- I think I'd be okay with the inclusion of Future World bits, making the show a wrap-up of your day but then that would inevitably bring in Guardians, Ratatouille, Nemo, and Frozen - I'm not sure about this one yet;
- and please keep the torches before and after the show, as well as the blowing out the candle bit. Love love love that.

And if they do the final show with live music and a symphonic orchestra as @Horizons78 proposed I'm flying over. Worth it!
 
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