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We’re Going to See How to Train Your Dragon LIVE + Discount Codes

We’re a house full of geeks. Fantasy geeks. We have some really pretty dragon ornaments that hang on our Christmas tree each year. Dragons are big in this house. TJ just started watching DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk on Cartoon Network. And now? We’re working with a PR contact to promote and attend the DreamWorks How to Train Your Dragon LIVE Spectacular. Want to know how cool it’s going to be? Check out this trailer:

We are very excited.

How to Train Your Dragon LIVE Discount Codes

I am happy to share with you an awesome discount code to save on tickets for your family to attend the show! We’re attending the show in Albany, NY:

Save 25% on select tickets!
Offer valid on Thursday, Oct 4 regularly priced ($39.50 tickets) and Friday, October 5 (regularly priced $59.50 tickets).
Use promo code “MOM”

I’m pleased to say that promo code MOM will also work nationwide for 25% off select seats for weekday nights, including Fridays. Check online for ticket availability in your area.

Hiccup (Riley Miner) & Astrid (Gemma Nguyen) first flight, photo credit Todd Kaplan

Fun Facts about How to Train Your Dragon LIVE

I’m normally not one to copy and paste things directly from emails asking me to promote stuff, but it seemed silly to rewrite all of these cool facts or not share them with you…

THE MOST TECHNICALLY ADVANCED TOUR INTEGRATING ANIMATRONICS, PROJECTIONS, LIVE CAST AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES.

  • Global Creatures & DreamWorks have partnered to bring the Academy-Award® nominated film to life with real flying, fire-breathing dragons.
  • The production is four years in the making.
  • The production has the largest number of animatronics ever to tour the globe.
  • The Red Death Dragon is the largest animatronic ever built by Creature Technology Company at over 40 feet high and 60 feet wide.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR IS THE LARGEST FAMILY TOUR EVER PRODUCED!

  • Travels in over 30 18-Wheeler Trucks (52’ each) with a touring cast & crew of 85.
  • Together the show weighs over 200,000 pounds.
  • It would take one person over a year to load in the production.
  • Takes over 160 people to set up the production in each city (the equivalent of one person working 24 hours over 70 days).
  • If all the cables in the production were laid out end to end, they would stretch from Los Angeles to New York City.

DRAGONS TAKE TO THE SKY WITH GROUND-BREAKING TECHNOLOGY!

  • 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 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.
  • There are more automation cues in the opening sequence alone than a Broadway musical has in a night.
  • The first-ever fully immersive live experience with projection spanning more than 20,000 square feet throughout the entire arena. The back projection wall is equivalent to 9 movie screens combined.

THE DRAGON FACTS & FIGURES.

  • Produced over a two-year period in Melbourne, Australia
  • 23 Dragons
  • 12 Different Dragon Species Represented
  • Dragon wings span up to 46ft
  • Each large dragon weighs over 2.6 tons (the size of a family car)
  • Over 2 miles of “Dragon Skin” was created

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR FOLLOWS ON THE HEELS OF THE HUGE SUCCESS OF WALKING WITH DINOSAURS!

  • Before “Walking With Dinosaurs,” no free-roaming animatronics of this scale existed.
  • Creature Technology Company has become a world leader in animatronic technology.
  • “Walking With Dinosaurs” was #1 in Worldwide Ticket Sales in 2010, ahead of Bon Jovi, AC/ DC and Black Eyed Peas with over 6.5 million tickets sold worldwide to date.

So I’m really excited to go. (We haven’t told TJ yet, because it will be hard for him to have to wait.) Who else is going to be going to this show when it comes to town? Let me know!

Christina Gleason (838 Posts)

That’s me: Christina Gleason. I’m a professional copywriter, editor, and blogger. My company is called Phenomenal Content. (Hire me!) I’m a relatively high-functioning Aspie who also lives with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. I am not ashamed to admit that I am in the care of a psychiatrist, who assures me that people in therapy are often better adjusted than “normal” people who are not, because at least we know what our issues are and are working on them. I’m a geek for grammar, fantasy, and select types of gaming, including World of Warcraft and Plants vs Zombies 2. I hate vegetables. I have an intense phone phobia, so I’ll happily conduct business over email or IM instead. I have started writing no fewer than five novels, and I hope to finish one of them...eventually.

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