Believe in Fantasy: Disney Dragons

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Believe in Fantasy: Disney Dragons

I posted this up on another thread, but I thought that I would put it here as well so I could find it again later. It's an official Disney site that seems it possibly hint at things to come.

Do you believe in Dragons?

http://disneydragons.tumblr.com/

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Found something out... but not gonna say. Ill see if others can figure it out... lol

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Went back and looked at some of the videos that have been added in recent days. I also read some speculation articles and comment sections about what may be going on...wow, all I have to say is that this is a fantastic marketing campaign.

Disney is great with social media and internet hype. They know that if you give fans a hint at something, they'll do all the speculation and make themselves get more excited about it more than they would through traditional advertising. They did something similar for the new Marvel titles where each week Marvel released a writer/artist team and a word describing the book, leaving fans talking about what the titles could possibly be for weeks.

So yeah, looking forward to seeing where this dragon thing leads!

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Oh look back farther Cookie, it's been going on all year.

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mrhub wrote:
Oh look back farther Cookie, it's been going on all year.

Absolutely! I remember reading about the flying dragon in California over the summer and then looked at this Tumblr blog when it started a month ago but had forgotten about it since then. I'm mostly impressed at how they've really stepped up their efforts the past few weeks, especially the whole "found footage" type angle, as if it's leading up to something soon wink

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Something may be coming very soon!

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Thia was just posted on the Disney Parks blog and I have a friend who works in press and he's there for the event and saw the whole thing

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/12/disney-dragon-mission-accomplished-i-found-my-flying-fire-breathing-friend-in-new-fantasyland-at-magic-kingdom-park/

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Jess wrote:
Thia was just posted on the Disney Parks blog and I have a friend who works in press and he's there for the event and saw the whole thing

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/12/disney-dragon-mission-accomplished-i-found-my-flying-fire-breathing-friend-in-new-fantasyland-at-magic-kingdom-park/

That is a gorgeous dragon!! yay

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I thought that was amazing...how cool to have been there to see it breathe fire. biggrin

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That blows me away!!! WOW!

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My heart fluttered, honestly it was *so* cool.

I also have that video up on our main page.

http://www.wdwforgrownups.com/articles/dragon-spotted-over-new-fantasyland

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I just found this while doing a News gathering session and thought I would share!
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/on-the-town/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2012/12/5/dragon_soars_over_ma.html

    "We asked Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs, and he suggested it may not have been a one-night-only show after all.

    "He's a wild dragon," said Staggs. "You just never know when you might see the dragon fly again. But he may show up from time to time."

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This is what it looks like flying in the daylight....not nearly as cool

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One of my friends who was at the Press Event said it was amazing, I asked a couple of people what their opinions of the engine noise were. This is what one said, the other agreed that she couldn't hear them at all.

"I didn't hear an engine cause they piped in roaring and wing flapping into the park when it was flying. You could see the parasail every few seconds when the spotlight caught it just right but for the most part it looked real. It's was like nothing I had EVER seen before!"

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Jess wrote:
This is what it looks like flying in the daylight....not nearly as cool

Thats looks exactly like the prototype from back a year or so ago over in Cali

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Thats is the prototype. Before they made the finished product.