Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Up In The Sky...!! A Flying Fire-Breathing Dragon (video)

Guess what everybody... Dragons are REAL.
Disney proved this by creating a flying fire-breathing dragon....
In all reality this dragon is not of true flesh and blood (see below), but that doesn't hide the fact that the video of it in action doesn't make you feel like a kid again. 

-check out the video below :) 

Disney World recently opened the latest expansion to its Magic Kingdom theme park called "New Fantasyland," which features several attractions built around popular films like The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. The whole place has been designed to look like a storybook brought to life, and in keeping with the spirit of the new area, spectators at a recent media event were greeted with a visit from a surprise guest: a giant, fire-breathing dragon. From the ground, onlookers watched as the mechanical beast soared through the sky, flapping its wings, roaring as it moved its head, and shooting fireworks out of its mouth. 
The dragon flies on its own without wires, but not because of the wings and tail. According to the patent filing, it's actually an ultralight aircraft using an inflatable parawing combined with a rear-mounted fan, which a single pilot uses to steer and keep the vehicle airborne. The parawing and cockpit are camouflaged to blend in with the night sky, rendering them practically invisible when lit with a bright spotlight from below. Everything else – flapping wings, moving head and tail, fireworks – is all to distract the audience from the true flight elements, giving it the appearance of an autonomous flying creature when viewed from the ground.

via gizmag

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