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Dragon really does fly over New Fantasyland Media Event

dragon over beast's castleTonight was the big VIP party for the grand opening of New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. We were promised something spectacular and Disney did not disappoint. You may have been following the escapades of Gary over on his Dragon Tumblr blog as he hunted for the elusive fellow. But tonight was the big pay off.

The dragon swooped out of the sky above the Magic Kingdom just as if part of a fairytale. With a vengeful roar it spit fire and menaced the the populace. At least that’s what it felt like if you just squinted your eyes and believed.

I managed to snag some decent video here:

I understand that there are operational problems that prevent the dragon from performing more than just this once. I hope they get them resolved, because there is no doubt this creature belongs in the sky above Cinderella Castle.

Although internally, I knew it was just a fancy looking ultra-light, watching the flight made me feel like a kid again watching a creature that only existed in books and dreams actually flying around the park. It was that magical.

Earlier this morning, Disney snuck out and filmed some professional video of the dragon soaring around. I’ve included that below the jump:

Well, what do you think? Does the dragon seem out of place, or should Disney World figure out someway to involve it in a show?

7 thoughts on “Dragon really does fly over New Fantasyland Media Event”

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  2. Oh my gosh!!!! That was so awesome! I hope Disney figure a way to make that happen more often! I know everyone would look forward to seeing that dragon as much as they look forward to Tinkerbell flying out of the castle everynight! Hoping they continue!!!!!!!!

  3. Looks cool — though I don’t get a good sense of how it really looks/sounds in real life. I suspect it’s not awesome enough to be a regular thing, but as an occasional participant, it would be pretty neat.

  4. Wow, this is phenomenal. It makes me want to cry…this is why I love Disney so. It’s not just an attraction, it’s a fantasy come true. They spare nothing in the details. I’d love to see this become a regular thing. We were at the Christmas Party Sunday night and saw Tinkerbell fly…haven’t seen it in years (although I’ve probably seen it 40 times in my life!) and I still was wowed! I’d feel the same about this!

  5. It was really really cool! We all sat there with our mouths open just staring at the sky! It truly made the night! Thx Disney for doing this!

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