Happiest Fireworks on Earth

fireworks.jpgHope everyone enjoyed the long weekend! Fireworks are an integral part of Independence Day celebrations in the US, plus both Victoria Day and Canada Day celebrations north of the 49th parallel. For the Walt Disney Company, fireworks are an almost-daily occurrence, so it’s not surprising that we might see pyrotechnical innovations from them.
Just over a year ago, Disney announced the development of compressed air technology to launch fireworks. This solution is both quieter and more environmentally-friendly than the smoke-producing black powder traditionally used. In an admirable departure from the company’s license-like-mad strategy, Disney planned to donate the patents for the air launch technology to a non-profit organization in an attempt to encourage other fireworks producers to follow suit. (See press release here.)

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