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.
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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.