Disneyland Fantasmic gets a NEW Dragon


:eek::eek: This thing is SO SCARY!!! :eek::eek:

New High-resolution Disneyland Fantasmic dragon photos and video

Article and video here: New High-resolution Disneyland Fantasmic dragon photos and video - Orlando Attractions Magazine Blog


Yes!! It finally is working! It was installed back in May for the “Nighttastic” summer event but has had some major technical difficulties and it was finally all worked out and debuted early this morning (5am) for a special media and private viewing (the new version of Fantasmic!) Im glad its finally up and operating, its an amazing dragon! The Dragon should be operating for the public starting tonight, woot woot!


I guess the media event this morning was canceled but the video and pictures were thankfully still taken and released, yay!


Very cool, can’t believe it took them the whole summer to get it up and running though. Hope to see it in the Fall;)


Now that’s what I call a Dragon


Very awesome! The old one was ferocious & exciting enough but the new version is so much more lifelike & amazing!


LOVE IT!:heart:


I hope it is ready by this Friday!!! My sis and I will be going.


Disney sent out a Media Press Message, the Dragon is planned to debut in tonight’s performances of Fantasmic!


Fabulous Fantasmic! Facts About the New Maleficent Dragon at Disneyland; ‘Magical’ Fireworks Extended

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A spectacular new dragon joins “Fantasmic!,” stretching as high as 45 feet tall and breathing great plumes of fire on the Rivers of America at Disneyland. Performances of the show have been extended nightly through Sept. 7, and will continue weekends – Friday, Saturday, Sunday – as well as during holiday periods through the end of 2009. Nighttime Disneyland guests can also enjoy the “Magical” fireworks show, which has been extended through Labor Day and weekends thereafter through Sept. 20. Both Tinker Bell and Dumbo the Flying Elephant make special appearances in “Magical.”

  • The new dragon is a fully animated three-dimensional design that replicates the movements of the dragon in “Sleeping Beauty.”

  • Maleficent, a classic Disney villain, transforms into a dragon during “Fantasmic!” – just as she does in the famous Walt Disney Pictures film.

  • The “Fantasmic!” dragon is 32 feet wide and weighs approximately 18,000 pounds.

  • When she stretches to full height, the dragon stands 45 feet tall.

  • When she “lurks” beneath the “Fantasmic!” stage prior to appearing, the dragon contracts to 22 feet tall.

  • During the spectacular finale, she rises to stage level in 35 seconds on a custom-built elevator.

  • Tri-color LED lighting fixtures put the gleam in the dragon’s eyes.

  • In her spectacular appearance, Maleficent breathes a plume of fire 35 feet long, lighting the Rivers of America on fire for 25 seconds during the show.

  • During the show, the dragon is controlled and monitored by four computer systems.

  • The dynamic and menacing animation of the dragon is achieved via 18 axes of motion which enable a wide rangeof movement in her eyes, ears, mouth, tongue, neck, wings and body.


Thanks for the awesome info Mickey!


I was just at Disneyland and saw Murphy. I must say, it is quite the experience. If you have not seen him yet, you need to.