Walt Disney World's new Dragon debuts above the Magic Kingdom's New Fantasyland
Written by Robert Niles
Disney tonight premiered its new flying dragon, during a party celebrating the official opening of the New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.Tweet
Here's the video:
This is Disney's heavily-hyped new flying plaything, though it remains to be seen whether Disney will make this a recurring feature in the Magic Kingdom (a la Tinkerbell's castle fly-by), or if it will leave the dragon's appearance as a one-shot deal, with the technology to be re-employed elsewhere, at another time.
As for the New Fantasyland - despite this week's "official opening" the new section of this land isn't finished yet. Its centerpiece - the Snow White-themed Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - won't open for at least another year. And what is opening this week has been officially soft opened for a couple weeks, and unofficially opened for a couple weeks before that.
ICYMI, I offered my thoughts on this phase of the New Fantasyland last month, as well as reviews of the new Be Our Guest and Gaston's Tavern restaurants, as well as took a look at Be Our Guest's unique lunchtime ordering system.
Update: Almost forgot about the Storybook Circus section of New Fantasyland, which also officially opens this week, even though it actually opened last March.
This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.
Planning a trip to Walt Disney World?
Insider's Pick: Don't try to do Disney without the ever-entertaining and informative Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2014. Save time and money with these tested tips and strategies for getting the most from a Disney World vacation. It's a great investment in happiness for you and your family.
Top U.S. Theme Parks
Other Top International Parks
Features, News and Advice
Theme Park Insider Guidebooks