A great alternative to fireworks, drone light shows turn it up a notch with 100s and even 1000s of light-equipped drones flying around the sky in formation, creating shapes, objects, words, and anything else you could think of.

This NYE fireworks drone show just broke two world records [Video]

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The United Arab Emirates has welcomed 2023 in style with a record-breaking drone show. A dazzling 12-minute display of over 670 drones, covering 4.7 km of beachfront and reaching a height of 1,100 meters, smashed two Guinness World Records titles as Ras Al Khaimah, the northernmost emirate of the UAE, ushered in the New Year.

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Australia: Drones worth $100K plunge into river at Perth light show

A Christmas-themed drone light show organized Sunday night to “wow the people” of Perth, Australia, left onlookers suitably stunned as drones kept tumbling out of the sky and into the river below throughout the performance. “I did cry a little bit last night. I am trying not to think about it… but it was an expensive show for us,” the boss of the company behind the show said after the unprecedented fail.

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Candy Crush drone show to light up New York City skyline tonight

The Candy Crush craze continues to reach new heights. This time, quite literally.

Candy Crush Saga – one of the longest-lasting, hugely successful mobile games to date – is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a drone show in New York City. As many as 500 drones are expected to take over the NYC skyline on the evening of November 3.

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How the FAA made drone shows possible on ‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme’

A bevy of drones dancing to a Coldplay song, A Sky Full of Stars, was one of the most memorable parts of America’s Got Talent: Extreme season premiere earlier this year. That standout performance earned Philadelphia drone show company Verge Aero the “Golden Ticket” from judge Simon Cowell, which catapulted the group straight to the finale. Now, the FAA is revealing how federal aviation inspectors worked behind the scenes to make Verge Aero’s drone shows a reality.

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Tesla’s Kimbal Musk acquires Intel Drone Light Shows business

Elon Musk’s brother, Kimbal Musk, has acquired more than 9,000 drones from Intel to form a new drone light show company, Nova Sky Stories. While the terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed by either party, the chipmaker has confirmed that it will no longer run the Intel Drone Light Shows unit.

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10 times drone light shows were used to promote movies, TV

Not only are drone light shows redefining the future of entertainment, but they have also emerged as a highly effective and memorable marketing tool for film and television production companies. When hundreds of light-equipped drones fly around in unison, illuminating the night skies and creating diverse formations, they tell stories that are hard to forget. This is why everyone from Warner Bros. and Marvel to Netflix and Disney has been counting on drone light shows to create a buzz around their latest venture. Take a look…

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