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Disney Files Patent Applications To Use Drones At Park

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File photo of a drone. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

File photo of a drone. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

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ORLANDO, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – Disney filed three patents to use drones at its park in order to enhance its entertainment at night.

Disney stated in its patent that the drones’ use would be for carrying marionettes, projection screens, and may act as a flying pixel.

“For what they’re going to want to do, they’re going to want to preprogram flights to hold marionettes or large production screens,” Al Ducharme, who runs Hoverfly Technologies, told WKMG-TV.

Ducharme designs and manufactures drones for use in movie and television show production all over the world.

Smaller drones start out around $1,000 but others can be quite expensive.  Depending on how elaborate they are costs can go as high as six figures for one.

Ducharme does not think park-goers will have to worry about their safety.

“I’m sure Disney will cordon off an area to fly drones over,” Ducharme told WKMG, “With any kind of technology, be it a roller coaster or a drone, you have to take safety into consideration.”

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