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New Fantasyland Dragon

Walt Disney World: What is Disney trying to pull off with these airfield tests and viral marketing?

From Christopher Sturniolo
Posted November 30, 2012 at 5:45 PM
Disney has been doing a lot of buildup for the opening ceremony of New Fantasyland by putting out this backstory that dragons used to roam Fantasyland but disappeared because no one believed in them. However, I think that this is building up for disaster.

1. The viral videos of "dragon sightings" are obviously just CGI (or maybe it could be the way the dragon works)

2. From the test pictures I saw, the dragon had an airplane propeller, parachute and pilot. I don't think anybody will believe that it is a flying dragon if we can obviously see these parts.

3. Remember the last time Disney made an incredibly ambitious, lifelike dragon?

(Just so you know this so called "dragon expert" Disney is using in their viral marketing is says that this dragon is a friendly guardian of Fantasyland and not related to Maleficent (or maybe?...))

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From Anthony Murphy
Posted November 30, 2012 at 6:16 PM
DLP Has a Dragon. Its pretty neat!

From Christopher Sturniolo
Posted December 1, 2012 at 9:11 AM

If you look at this video, you can still hear the dragon's propellers even though you can't see him.

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