Will Disney be using “projector drones” at their parks in the future? According to Patent Yogi, Disney received a patent for the drones on August 2, 2016. The diagrams show the screen “held parallel to the ground, with the projector beaming an image onto its rear surface via a reflector. The screen would have enough translucency to allow park visitors to see the projection, which could consist of both still and moving images.”
The lightweight surface would be made of a mesh that allows air to flow through, thus enabling them to keep flying even in gusts of wind.
The drones could be used for aerial-based entertainment, advertising or to display information in case of an emergency.
Just because Disney filed a patent for the drones does not mean they will become a reality in the parks anytime soon. Disney was in the news in the past couple of weeks for filing a patent for a foot tracking device and at that time, company spokeswoman Suzi Brown said, “In our ongoing effort to relentlessly innovate and push the boundaries of creativity and technology to create immersive experiences and legendary guest service, we file many patents annually – some come to fruition and others do not.”
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