In The Drone Lady’s world, two of my deepest passions collided: Disney and drones. And never simply any type of Disney drones — Frozen drones. (For those who’ve met me in individual, you’ll seemingly have seen that I exude large time Anna power — and coincidentally my sister conveys large time Elsa power.)
Thus, it was completely good when Hong Kong Disneyland Resort marked the opening evening of its new World of Frozen themed space of the park by way of a drone present. The drone present was a one-off efficiency held for the grand opening celebration on Nov. 16 (technically the land opens to the general public on Monday, Nov. 20) — and it’s unclear whether or not drones will return sooner or later. However the drones that audiences received to look at have been completely becoming.
For the night opening ceremony, Anna and Elsa took the stage in a ceremony that featured fireworks and drones. The drones carried out as in the event that they have been an extension of Queen Elsa’s magical powers, flying over the themed Arendelle land in shapes like snowflakes and icicles, set towards a soundtrack impressed by songs from the “Frozen” and “Frozen 2” films together with “Into the Unknown” and “Do You Need To Construct A Snowman?” Name it drone ice magic.
You possibly can watch the complete present right here:
Among the many attendees for the Frozen drone gentle present included Bob Iger, Chief Government Officer of The Walt Disney Firm; Josh D’Amaro, Chairman; and Jennifer Lee, Oscar-winning author/director of “Frozen” and “Frozen 2.”
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What to find out about Hong Kong Disneyland’s World of Frozen
Whereas there have been touches of Frozen in different Disney theme parks (together with a ship trip at Florida’s Epcot theme park) World of Frozen at Hong Kong Disneyland marks the world’s completely first Frozen-themed land in a theme park.
What’s extra, is that this highly-anticipated growth is the most important within the park’s historical past. The land options two new points of interest: a ship trip just like the Epcot model known as Frozen Ever After, in addition to Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs, which is a curler coaster that winds by means of the forest, previous Oaken’s Buying and selling Submit and Olaf’s Snowmen.
Along with the points of interest, World of Frozen additionally options themed eating and purchasing experiences. Company can get pleasure from a hearty Norwegian-inspired meal on the Golden Crocus Inn with menu choices together with braised lamb shank, or seize a candy snack at Northern Delights, together with an ice blue Coronation Sundae and Celebration Muffins embellished with a mini-Olaf.
However as for the drones, that was a one-time present. Any vacationers heading to Hong Kong in hopes of a drone present must let it go.
Disney’s drone gentle present historical past
That is positively not the primary time we’ve seen a Disney utilizing drones for nighttime leisure — and it’s hardly even the primary time in endlessly.
On the opposite facet of the earth, Disneyland Paris has pumped out a gentle stream of drone gentle exhibits. Examples of Disney drone exhibits within the U.S. embody a really early instance, when Walt Disney World Resort in Florida placed on a drone present at its purchasing district known as Disney Springs throughout the 2016 vacation season.
And out of doors its theme parks and resorts, Disney has placed on drone exhibits in different public areas, similar to a 2021 drone present to advertise Disney+, that includes a model of Child Yoda within the sky. Then there are different drone gentle exhibits that aren’t explicitly offered by Disney however which have Disney’s endorsement. That features the Sky Components Star Wars drone present that I received to see in individual, which had approval from Lucasfilm (which is owned by Disney).