Dronisos, the company behind the drone shows at Disneyland Paris, has now opened an office location in Orlando, Florida as well as Dubai.
Dronisos is behind Avengers: Power the Night, Disney D-Lite, and other drone displays at Disneyland Paris.
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While Dronisos may have an established relationship with The Walt Disney Company, Universal Destinations & Experiences has been reportedly in the market for a drone show as well. The company is boasting that Epic Universe will have drone technology and it’s been rumored that drones will be used in the new lagoon show at Universal Studios Florida as well.
Read the press release below:
As a pioneer in drone entertainment, Dronisos continues its upward trajectory, expanding and flourishing year after year. In an arena increasingly crowded with illuminated drone shows, Dronisos has not only retained its leadership position but has excelled both in technological innovation and artistic brilliance.
Dronisos develops and owns its own software and technologies, and remains at the forefront of innovation. The company ensures shows are not just visually stunning but also increasingly precise, reliable, and secure. With a portfolio that spans the globe for unique occasions and permanent installations, the growing global demand prompted a “multi-local” approach, resulting in the establishment of offices in Orlando (Florida) and Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
In the dynamic landscape where technology, artistry, and events converge, Dronisos recognizes the pivotal role of physical proximity to clients. To swiftly respond to their needs and minimize financial and ecological costs associated with equipment shipments and team travel, Dronisos adopted a “multi-local” internationalization strategy. More than just commercial offices, this involves creating local hubs equipped with drone fleets, with operational teams, and experts versed in the legal and administrative intricacies of each territory. The aim? To “replicate” the original Dronisos office successfully in Florida and Dubai.
All the Advantages
This strategy makes Dronisos more flexible, quicker, and more competitive in the United States and the Middle East. Local presence facilitates face-to-face meetings, participation in professional events, and on-site visits. It also fosters a denser network of partners for rapid responses to client needs. Local teams, with employees from the respective regions, enhance communication and understanding of local regulations. With drone fleets at each site, flexibility and efficiency soar, reducing the time, cost, and carbon footprint associated with equipment transport.
Orlando and Dubai: a well-thought-out choice
Leveraging its expertise in permanent drone shows for amusement parks, Dronisos strategically chose Orlando for its first U.S. office. Already a provider for various amusement parks in the Southeastern United States and the proximity to existing clients, including Dollywood, made Florida an ideal choice.
Orlando, as the heartbeat of the amusement park industry, emerged as a strategic location for Dronisos’ American expansion. With an airbase near Orlando, the company can conduct tests and demonstrations, inviting both existing and potential clients. A longstanding member of IAAPA, Dronisos actively participates in industry events, including the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, and engages in numerous local events.
The Middle East, with its fervent demand for drone shows, is the other chosen location. Having executed numerous events in the region, from the Qatar World Cup to the Dubai World Cup, Dronisos recognizes the need for a local office to tailor offerings to the unique demands of this larger-than-life entertainment market.
The Dronisos teams
Dronisos’ international development strategy forms the bedrock of the company’s success. To replicate the French success story in the United States, CEO Laurent Perchais relocated to Orlando in 2023. Accompanied by a local team, he serves as the ambassador for Dronisos in North America while actively contributing to the French office. This transatlantic presence ensures a dynamic exchange of skills between the two offices and a swift, effective establishment in the United States.