Exclusive Marvel Show at Disney Park Uses 500 Drones
Marvel fans will want to experience the evening skies at Disneyland Paris in the coming months, with the exclusive Avengers: Power the Night nighttime show bringing the superhero action to the end of the day.
The light show, which runs daily from January 28 to May 8, uses 500 drones to project images of Captain America, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Hulk, Scarlet Witch, Shang-Chi and other heroes onto the Tower of Terror at Walt Disney Studios Park (the French counterpart of Disney World’s Hollywood Studios). It might also remind fans of Mysterio’s illusions in 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Homesafe.
The imagery is supported by music, lights and pyrotechnic effects that recreate the Marvel Cinematic Universe atmosphere. The show’s soundtrack will consist of iconic scores re-orchestrated at Abbey Road Studios in London.
A similar sight happened when the Avengers Campus opened in Paris last July. The Marvel-themed area includes the rides Avengers Assemble: Flight Force (a new ’90s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster theme with Aerosmith) and Spider-Man Web Adventure.
The region’s US counterpart, in Disney California Adventure, includes Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout and Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure rides (there’s also Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Return in Disney World’s Epcot Park). A upcoming expansion will add a multiverse-themed ride that takes you to an alternate reality where supervillain Thanos has triumphed.
The Avengers light show will be part of the finale of Disneyland Paris’ 30th anniversary celebrations. The first drone show took place when the company kicked off its milestone festivities last April, according to AV Magazine, with the “Disney D-Light” show projecting a giant outline of Mickey Mouse’s ears peering around Beauty’s Castle at the sleeping wood of the main park. That show will return on April 12, Disney announced on Wednesday.
These shows use lightweight custom models based on Parrot BeBop 2 quadcopters, with nine RGBW LEDs providing lighting, AV Magazine noted in 2022.
Last year, the company told the Orange County Register that it was exploring the possibility of bringing the drone show to US parks. Disney Springs in Florida held a similar show for its 2016 holiday season, but they don’t perform regularly.
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