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

Shannen Ace

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

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.

‘Disney Dreams That Soar’ Drone Show

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

The Disney Live Entertainment team recently performed the first set of creative rehearsals for the show at an off-site property.

Show Director Tony Giordano said, “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. 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.”

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

Some of the characters and elements featured in the show include Baymax from “Big Hero 6,” the Death Star and Grogu from “Star Wars,” Peter Pan, and Dumbo. The show uses 800 drones to create the giant images. The Death Star is larger than Spaceship Earth and Baymax is almost twice the icon’s height.

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

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

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

“Disney Dreams That Soar” features well-known and beloved soundtracks, plus an original song to inspire viewers to follow their hearts, take leaps of faith, and reach for the stars.

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

The best place to experience “Disney Dreams That Soar” will be along the waterway in the Disney Springs West Side. The performance is just under 10 minutes and will be performed twice each evening through September 2.

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.

“I can’t wait to stand next to the guests and hear their reactions,” Giordano said. “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!”

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.

Watch Disney’s Instagram video of the “Disney Dreams That Soar presented by AT&T” test below.

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