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Where is our Dragon?!?

Discussion in 'WDW Parks General Discussion' started by jtizzle1023, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. jtizzle1023

    jtizzle1023 Member

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    Hey! Why are we not getting a new Fantasmic Dragon? Is it because fantasmic may be on its way out? Im just wondering why we are gettting summer nightastic and we are getting ripped off and not getting our own Murphy!!!!!
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    Any Ideas?
     
  2. krankenstein

    krankenstein Well-Known Member

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    That's why. :shrug:
     
  3. EPCOT Explorer

    EPCOT Explorer New Member

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    Good question. Though I like ours, as it looks quite mysterious, the new one is visually stunning.
     
  4. wm49rs

    wm49rs A naughty bit o' crumpet Premium Member

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    Isn't he a kind of dragon?

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  5. wm49rs

    wm49rs A naughty bit o' crumpet Premium Member

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    And of course, we all have this dragon:

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  6. EPCOT Explorer

    EPCOT Explorer New Member

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    We need a new ride for that dragon...:D
     
  7. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Personally I hope we keep the DHS dragon. Murphy is too comical. Ours is far more menacing.

    There were plans for Orlando to get Murphy. As said, it`s down to money.
     
  8. MarkTwain

    MarkTwain Well-Known Member

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    I hope to see the new Fantasmic dragon at WDW as well. I don't get it, Disney is all about cloning, and Disneyland's already gotten all the bugs worked out; it can't be that expensive. :shrug:
     
  9. SirGoofy

    SirGoofy Member

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    As much as Murphy looks cool, she's much too small, and not nearly menacing enough.

    I'm with Martin on this one. Keep our Dragon, but maybe upgrade it a little.
     
  10. sponono88

    sponono88 Well-Known Member

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    wait, are we talking about the same Murphy dragon from DL's show? Because small and comical are not the words I'd use to describe it :lol: Have you guys seen it in person?

    maybe it's just me, but I didn't find the old dragon head-on-a-stick to be menacing at all. At DL it was the weakest part of the show.. When you could clearly see the simple, and cheap-looking, mechanism that moved the head up and down. :shrug:
     
  11. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    In six months I will ;)

    From what I have seen, DLs did indeed used to look poor but from this I also think Murphy is too cartoon-like. Orlandos still looks the better, plus you can`t make out the mechanism, the wings are wide and well defined and the whole effect of masking the mountain works so well.

    I`d still take your new flame thrower though :D
     
  12. Wilt Dasney

    Wilt Dasney Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    Isn't that what we're all asking: "Where's my dragon?"
     
  13. sponono88

    sponono88 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, DL's old dragon was sad-looking. You'd be lucky if you saw the effect working properly. Not sure what you mean by cartoon-like, but ok.

    She is modeled after a cartoon dragon.. so if she looks a bit cartoon-like it is intended to look that way :shrug:

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    and yes, her new flamethrower is quite impressive!

    [​IMG]
     
  14. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Nope. Still dosn`t do it for me. Her wings are too short and stubby. I know it`s based on the animated figure but as a stage spectacle I prefer WDWs. I hope I feel different in September.

    Still want your flame thrower though!
     
  15. MarkTwain

    MarkTwain Well-Known Member

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    :dazzle:

    You think their dragon is the comical one? Ours is a head on a stick! Whereas Disneyland's is an enormous, full-bodied, fire-breathing dragon. It's really quite impressive and menacing.

    I was a bit disappointed the first time I saw WDW's dragon - it was much too obscured by mist (clearly to hide its mechanics), and I was expecting a lot more because of all the marketing. But there is nothing disappointing about Disneyland's new dragon.
     
  16. SirGoofy

    SirGoofy Member

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    I disagree. WDW's with it huge wings and head is much more menacing. DL's is impressive from a technical standpoint, no doubt, but WDW's is much more...I don't know...scary.
     
  17. ChipmunkStar

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    That's OK. Disneyland's overall show is much better.
     
  18. SirGoofy

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    No doubt.

    Pocahontas instead of Peter pan? Please. Not to mention having the ACTUAL riverboat for Steamboat Willie.
     
  19. WDW Vacationer

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    Oh,yes! The shiny streamers hanging off the wings strike so much fear in to me.:lookaroun:lol:
     
  20. SirGoofy

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    At least it's got big wings!:lol:
     

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