Drones making the shape of the Disney Dreams That Soar logo above Disney Springs

We love doing date night at Disney Springs. The parking is free, the dining is marvelous, and it is so scenic. And now at Disney Springs, drones take to the skies above Lake Buena Vista with “Disney Dreams That Soar” – a summertime experience that's a late-night perk for visitors.

Here's what to expect at the new drone show at Disney Springs, plus date night ideas on where to eat and what to do.

“Disney Dreams That Soar” Drone Show

“You can fly” takes on a whole new meaning with this new drone show! Disney stories celebrating the joy of flight with state-of-the-art drones are choreographed to create designs in the sky and paired with a “soaring” musical score.

Drones magically form various scenes from film & television in the sky, including the Death Star from Lucas Film’s “Star Wars” franchise during testing in France of the new nighttime show coming to Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. later this month. The limited-time show, “Disney Dreams That Soar presented by AT&T,” runs at Disney Springs from May 24 to Aug. 2, 2024, and utilizes cutting-edge drone technology to feature a collection of fan-favorite characters utilizing cutting-edge technology and 800 drones, plus LED lights, choreographed to a sweeping original music score.. (Sylvain Beche, photographer)
Death Star from Lucas Film’s “Star Wars” franchise (Sylvain Beche, photographer)

After spending a day delighting in shopping, discovering fun activities and savoring diverse flavors at Disney Springs, turn your eyes to the skies above the West Side with a show amongst the stars. “Disney Dreams That Soar” runs nightly from May 24 through Sept. 2!

Performances are nightly 9:00 PM and 10:45 PM, May 24 – Sept. 2. The beautiful drone show lasts 9 minutes.

Get ready for the fun by checking out our favorite places to dine at Disney Springs, and more.

Image of outdoor patio seating at Summer House on the Lake at Disney Springs
Summer House on the Lake – Image by Dani Meyering

Where to View the Drone Show at Disney Springs

Since “Disney Dreams That Soar” takes place at Disney Springs West Side, it's easy to enjoy along a broad viewing area. And there are plenty of places for a meal, snack, or drinks before and after.

Disney Springs West Side at Sunset - Dani Meyering
Disney Springs West Side at Sunset – Dani Meyering

Here are the closest restaurants to the drone show performance area:

My suggestion would be to bring your own picnic basket, and then load it up with bites and sweets from The Basket by Wine Bar George. You can even get an entire bottle of wine to go. Bring a blanket or something to put on the ground while you sit and wait for the show. Right at 9:00 p.m. or 10:45 p.m. you'll be dazzled by this new drone show in the Disney skies.

Bottle of Wine To Go The Basket Disney Springs
Bottle of Wine To Go The Basket Disney Springs – Dani Meyering

You can also grab some dessert or drinks from Summer House on the Lake, to go, which has a perfect viewing location.

There are some wonderful food trucks at the West Side, but these may become very busy right before showtime for “Disney Dreams That Soar.”

Disney Dreams That Soar Viewing Locations

Here is a map of Disney Springs that shows the best viewing areas at Disney Springs. The green highlights are the best, then yellow highlights for being a decent view, and red highlights show a tough spot due to the dimensional nature of the drones and the direction the designs they make.

  • Best: along the water directly behind Starbucks and Summer House on the Lake
  • Second best: behind House of Blues
  • Decent, but not great: restaurants and general area of The Landing at Disney Springs
Map of Viewing Areas Disney Dreams That Soar – markups by Dani Meyering

You can expect to see towering elements that are 400-feet tall and creating images of some of your favorite Disney characters from Toy Story, Coco, Dumbo, Peter Pan, Up, the Star Wars saga and more!

The finale is full of characters – some well known, and some a little obscure. Many of them appear pretty quickly so put your phone down and watch with your own eyes.

Drones in Shape of Baymax During Disney Dreams That Soar – image by Dani Meyering

Viewing for this nighttime show is first-come, first-served.

Be prepared for crowds, and traffic delays. The cool new show will be worth it! The 10:45 p.m. is much less crowded by the way, and if you notice lots of crowds when you're ready to leave then grab a treat and relax for a bit.

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