Flying Dragon Invades New Fantasyland

Most of us were not excpecting a Dragon to fly over Cinderella Castle at Watl Disney World’s Magic Kingdom as part of the festivities surrounding the December 6th grand opening of the New Fantasyland. Unless you had been hiding under a rock you had heard about the new castles being built and the new rides but you had to be a true Disney nerd to even suspect a dragon might invade the Magic Kingdom.

But as you can see from this video it did!

Unfortunately the only people in the park to see the beast were VIPs. The dragon did not take flight till after all the normal guests had been ushered out of the park. Even more unfortunately the dragon is not scheduled to make any more appearances. Or at least Disney has not announced any.

The only good news for those of us who were not fortunate enough to see the first appearance comes from the wonderful people at According to reports on their site Disney spokesman Rick Sylvain gave this cryptic statement,  “Indeed your eyes didn’t deceive you. Our dragon made a brief appearance as part of celebrating the grand opening of New Fantasyland. You never know where or when a dragon might appear again!” That leaves us some hope at least.

Stayed tuned for more details on how the dragon actually works!



About grumpydisney

Okay since I am a Disney addict and they don't have a twelve step program for Walt Disney World I will serve my addiction by blogging about the place I'd rather be!

Posted on January 22, 2013, in Fantasyland, Fantasyland Expansion, Magic Kingdom and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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