Disney World Wants to Bring In the Drones

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - DECEMBER 06: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, English-Irish boy band The Wanted performs "Santa Claus is Coming To Town" while taping the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade TV special December 6, 2013 at the Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The 30th annual holiday telecast airs December 25 on ABC-TV. The show also will air in Canada on CBC Network, and across the globe on the American Forces Network. (Photo by Mark Ashman/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
Could drones be on their way to Disney?
Mark Ashman/Disney Parks via Getty Images

Disney parks will soon add an extra dose of magic to their parades and other events—in the form of drones.

Last week, Disney filed three patents for use of the aircrafts as fireworks, marionettes, and screen projectors.

The firework drones, or as Disney calls them “flixels,” will fly through the night skies flashing colorful pixels above park guests. According to MarketWatch, these could eventually even replace fireworks.

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Other drones would be used to haul around big puppets, MarketWatch reports.

Disney will first have to seek approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, which currently prohibits commercial use of drones, Forbes reports.

Until then, head over to TechCrunch to check out the patent pictures of the drones in action.

h/t TechCrunch