Earlier this month, we spotted a helicopter flying low over the Walt Disney World theme parks, for what Disney was calling the collection of footage for future use. Just about every communication coming from Disney said that the helicopter was simply collecting “footage”, but the photos we captured suggested otherwise.
This evening, we have a closer look at what is confirmed to be a LiDAR setup on the front of the helicopter we saw flying over Walt Disney World. The photo below comes courtesy of Helinet Aviation (h/t: @EspiTina).
While Helinet doesn’t confirm that they are flying over Walt Disney World, the helicopter (and N-number) match what we captured flying over Walt Disney World earlier this month, seen in the photo below.
Helinet says that they are “bringing in some extra magic” using their custom LiDAR system on a “top secret project”. Of course, knowing what we know and thanks to the photos we captured of the helicopter flying over property, this top secret project is the 3D mapping project we’ve been following so closely. Here’s more from Helinet.
Here’s a look at what’s possible with a LiDAR system.
As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we continue to provide you with detailed coverage of the Disney Parks!