Washington, DC (July 21, 2012) – From July 19-22, Washington, DC is experiencing the magic of Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular. The tour is bringing 23 dragons, some with wingspans of up to 46 feet to life on the most interactive 20,000 square feet stage.
It is based off of the Academy Award-nominated film, How to Train Your Dragon, which grossed approximately $500 million at the worldwide box office and opened as the #1 film in over 30 countries.
Global Creatures, who brought you Walking with Dinosaurs, was the #1 grossing world tour of 2010, is now behind the making of this show.
The story centers around a boy pressured to be a dragon slayer and make his father proud. Every inch of the stage is used to tell this story, and the dragons are as real as you can make them.
- The production created the first-ever touring flight track system that weighs over 28 tons.
- The flight track uses a proprietary barcode system. The creatures scan a barcode strip as they fly around the track which tells them (and us) where they are at all times.
- Toothless (the lead dragon) weighs over 7,500 pounds and flies over 1.2 miles throughout the performance which is equivalent to a Range Rover soaring through the arena.
This is a fun show that not only brought excited smiles to children, but to their parents as well. Ticket prices range from a low of $24.50 to a high of $89.50, with an average ticket price of $58.00. How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular is at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC until July 22, with Chicago (July 25-29), Uniondale (August 1-5) Toronto (August 8-12), and many more locations along the way. More information is on their site, dreamworksdragonslive.com