Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: June 12, 2009 at 1:24 PM

there is also some kind of Video thing you can do at home where the castle and the dragon can be in your hand.
76.91.80.77

Published: June 12, 2009 at 8:37 PM

i always wondered why themeparks dont offer concerts of big bands, especially disney, they could pull of great concerts. a few years they would bring abc cast over to DCA. another good way to bring in more people and promote their products.
Wok Creative

Published: June 12, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Mitchel Musso - B-lister? A little harsh. He seems to be doing pretty well for himself so far. New maybe, but not really b-list.
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: June 13, 2009 at 10:57 AM

Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers and the High School Musical crew are the A list. Selena Gomez is approaching that level. I can't put Mitchel among them just yet, though I am certain Disney will be doing its very best to elevate him to that level.
rick stevens

Published: June 13, 2009 at 11:17 AM

They had concerts in the 70's usually cover bands. We would go to DL during the day then danced in the evening when the stage arose. They had 4 different groups on Grad Night in '74 (dating myself).
Ben James

Published: June 14, 2009 at 11:34 AM

While I am sure the re-invigorated and more impressive dragon will only help Fantasmic. I am not a fan of the new fireworks display. RDCT really used the castle and park for that matter to put on a memorable show. I think Disney outdid themselves with that display. And, I know that they eventually had to retire it but, I would have kept it til someone higher up got to see and approve a new and better show.
204.128.192.3

Published: June 15, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Contrary to what Doug McIntyre says, the dragon actually did break because of a "hard stop"....this is according to Imagineering, who -- surprisingly -- were brought in at the last minute to fix the problem. At that point, though, Imagineering was stunned at how bad the problem was....they said to expect a minimum of four weeks before the dragon is up and running again. This info comes from a Q&A with Imgaineering in burbank today.
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: June 15, 2009 at 2:21 PM

And you are...?

Were you at said Q&A, or are you quoting from an online source?

FWIW, Doug didn't deny that the dragon broke, or say how badly it was broken, simply that the head of the dragon hadn't broken clean off and that the dragon hadn't broken into multiple distinct pieces.

Update: Okay, IP address checks out as from inside the Disney network. I'll assume info as legit, though, to be honest, there's a lot of room for overlap between what Doug actually said and what Mr. Anonymous just wrote. There's a huge amount of internal damage one can envision to a mechanism that wouldn't necessarily require it to break apart into two or more pieces.

Also, from Doug's comments ("weeks not days") I was guessing about five weeks, though I didn't want to publish that without additional info. Given what source above is saying now, I'm going with the back half of July for the dragon's debut.

Thanks for the extra info.