Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar’s next original animated feature “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. The studio has shared the first few images… Read More »First look at Pixar’s new animated fantasy film with a twist “Onward”
I’m of that generation that grew up with Elliot, the big green animated dragon and his friend Pete, as part of my childhood. It was clearly fantasy, but also just ‘real’ enough to my 8-year old brain, that Passamaquoddy could have existed and with it… Read More »Review: Disney’s Pete’s Dragon
Yesterday, the Magic Kingdom premiered it’s brand new Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade to general acclaim from park guests. Heck, spontaneous applause even broke out as the final floats disappeared backstage. The whole parade was amazing and every unit stood out in its own way.… Read More »Steampunk Maleficent is Majestic in Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade
Everyone is excited about the new parade coming to the Magic Kingdom. The Festival of Fantasy parade is really the first parade in a long time to bring us the same quality of floats that Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris have had for years. All… Read More »Festival of Fantasy Parade Floats Backstage Video
For the last several days, Disney has been hinting at the new “mystery float” that will be added to the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” coming this spring, and they’ve finally revealed that the latest addition will be a giant Maleficent Dragon. The Steampunk-inspired float… Read More »Steampunk Maleficent Dragon Coming to Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade
Tonight 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:
Ok, not really. But that ultralight plane dressed up as a dragon that’s been rumored to be coming to Walt Disney World has actually arrived and has been testing in the very early hours of the morning. Video has finally leaked out on the the… Read More »Dragon Spotted Flying over Magic Kingdom, Really
A few months ago some photos of flying dragon themed ultra-light plane were spotted over Bakersfield, CA. The photos were taken by Bakersfield resident Tammy K and posted on her Facebook page, then picked up by the media. The word on the street was that… Read More »What could Dragons possibly have to do with New Fantasyland?