FAA Approves Walt Disney World to Fly Drones Over Theme Parks

The Federal Aviation Authority has finally approved for Disney parks to fly drones over the theme parks in the United States.  The parks are considered no-fly zones, so there is no air traffic that is allowed over the park currently.  This request to fly drones was first submitted back in 2015, and it is now approved.  Disney has been working on drone technology and the concept of using drones in shows and attractions, particularly evening shows, for some time now.  With this restriction removed, we hope that it means we will see some of this new technology very soon.  We will keep you posted as we learn more about the plans for drone technology.


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!