Dronisos, a leading drone light show specialist, has reflected on a number of high-profile projects as it enters the new year and looks to the future.
Drones are an environmentally-conscious option for operators, with light shows being noise and chemical pollution-free, assisting with neighbour relations. With many parks also offering overnight accommodation to guests, the addition of volume-controlled shows allows venues to responsibly control music and decibel levels whilst not compromising on the experience for park and resort guests.
The robotic light show trend looks to continue with entertainment venues partnering with leading drone show companies such as Intel and Dronisos. The companies’ drone light shows have amazed audiences on some of the world’s biggest stages including the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, following delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A number of European parks have also transitioned to drone shows in recent years, including Futuroscope, Vulcania and Puy du Fou. The latter of these, a popular historical entertainment venue in France, became the first theme park in the world to use drones as an integral part of its nightly entertainment.
An expo-nential success
One of Dronisos’ latest shows saw the firm collaborate with Floward, a same-day flower delivery app. The partnership delivered a spectacular drone show over Dubai, celebrating the UAE’s golden jubilee with a flower-themed display.
Hundreds of Dronisos drones dazzled over the city’s Address Montgomerie Golf Club on 25 November 2021, illustrating the flower’s journey from a tiny seed to a representative symbol of love.
Earlier in the year, Dronisos delivered on its exclusive collaboration with Expo 2020 Dubai. After a global tender process, the Dronisos drone system was chosen by show organisers to provide indoor and outdoor shows each day throughout the six-month event.
Expo 2020 opened its doors on 1 October 2021 and is expected to run for 182 days, being the largest ever event to be managed in the region. In a first for international World Expos, each of the 195 participating countries has its own showcase pavilion. For six months, Expo 2020 Dubai is acting as both a meeting point for innovators and creators and a major attraction for approximately 25 million visitors.
In 2020, Dronisos expanded its partnership with Parrot, a European drone group, to explore new applications for the Parrot ANAFI drone platform.