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This last week sports fans joined together to celebrate a yearly ritual known as the Super Bowl. We were happy to see that the Shooting Star drones by Intel used during the Star Bright Holidays show at Disney Springs last November were a part of Lady Gaga’s half-time show. Even though the footage was pre-recorded due to flight regulations by the FAA where they stated:

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) latest public service announcement is a reminder that the airspace around NRG Stadium in Houston is a No Drone Zone for the Super Bowl.

Temporary Flight Restrictions will prohibit certain aircraft operations, including unmanned aircraft operations, or drones, within a 34.5-mile radius of NRG Stadium in downtown Houston, Texas on game day. The restrictions will be in effect from 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5.

If you’re curious and want to read the entire bulletin, you can go here:

https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=87305

The video (below) from Intel’s Twitter account shows the drones “landing after the performance”.

During the episode we also mentioned the first Super Bowl commercial to feature the now famous line “I’m going to Disney World” (or “I’m going to Disneyland”). Phil Simms, former Quarterback of the New York Giants, had the honor of being the first to use this phrase. Now, 30 years later, it has permanently been weaved into pop culture.

Some episodes ago we talked about “leaked” audio clip of what we thought was Ariana Grande and John Legend singing the title track for the upcoming film, Beauty and the Beast. Although we still can’t say for sure where that clip came from we can now say that an official version of the song has been released by Disney. You can listen to the entire track below. Let us know what you think below!

In case you missed it, here is the final trailer for the film:

Also, our next movie meet-up has been set! We will be getting to together to watch Beauty and the Beast on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Thank you to everyone that voted to help us decide. Details on time, location and (hopefully) links to pre-order tickets will be available soon.

An extended trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales comes at us with an entirely different feel as the music used for the trailer is ‘Ain’t No Grave’ by Johnny Cash. This is a bit a departure from the normal music that we hear for the PotC franchise but we can’t tell if this is a one-off thing for the trailer or if the song will appear in the film. We know one thing for sure: it sounds great and goes really well with the trailer . Do you think they’ll use the song in the actual film or was it just for the trailer?

A patent filed by Disney describes how a guest’s emotions can be used to alter the attraction experience. The patent titled: “Sensing and Managing Vehicle Behavior Based on Occupant Awareness” outlines how the use of cameras, biometrics and wearable devices like the MagicBand can be used to change the course of the attraction. The attraction would be able to change it’s speed, adjust spin force and frequency, adjust attraction temperature, or even alter scenery based on the facial expressions the attraction is detecting. This might mean that you can create your own experience (almost every time) just by changing expressions while you ride but what happens when several guests are riding together. How does the attraction know who to adjust for? How do you feel about the possibility of having these “smart rides” in the parks? Leave your comment down below.

Until next time, here is to beers, cheers and Mickey Ears! °o°

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