French firm to mark Orlando expansion with Lake Eola drone show

The skies above Lake Eola will be lit up on Dec. 23 by a drone show marking a French company’s expansion into Orlando.

Bordeaux-based Dronisos will premier a 12-minute holiday show to help celebrate the opening of its first U.S.-based office.

Dronisos has produced drone shows above iconic landmarks like the Colosseum in Rome, Mont-Saint-Michel in France and, in the U.S., Dollywood in Tennessee.

The company also orchestrated the largest-ever drone show in Europe, deploying 1,500 drones above Disneyland Paris.

“Given Orlando’s status as the global hub of amusement parks, it was a natural choice for Dronisos’ U.S. expansion,” CEO Laurent Perchais said in a news release.

Perchais relocated to Orlando in August. The new office opened in Windermere this month and became the company’s U.S. regional headquarters and sales office.

Dronisos plans to launch a drone academy in the near future, as well.

“With our upcoming downtown holiday drone show back by popular demand, our partnship with Dronisos showcases the fusion of technology and art, adding a touch of magic to our vibrant city and further solidifies Orlando as the MetaCenter and a global leader for innovation,” Mayor Buddy Dyer said in the release.

The drone show will light up the downtown sky starting at 8 p.m. on Dec. 23.

The Orlando Economic Partnership helped facilitate the deal.