How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular VIP Experience & Tech Talk Review #DragonsLive


As I recently posted the How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular is now playing at the Izod Center. Guess who received tickets to see the show?!

How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular VIP Experience

Not only did I get show tickets but i was also invite to check out the one of the VIP Experience before the show. Since I loved the movie, I was beyond excited to see how it would be adapted to live on stage. So I took my son, my niece and one of my sisters with me to see the show.

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How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular VIP ExperienceHow To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular VIP Experience

We easily took the bus from Port Authority to the Izod center and was there very quickly. Then we checked into the VIP Entrance and received our VIP badge. It's it pretty? Then we settled in and waited to start our VIP Experience: A Hero's Welcome. We didn't have to wait long.

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How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular VIP ExperienceHow To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular VIP Experience

We were able to dressed in Viking costumes for the VIP photo experience. The kids were dressed in viking books and outfits.

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How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular VIP ExperienceHow To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular VIP Experience

Then it was the adults turn to dress up. Don't we make pretty female vikings? Yes I know we're suppose to be scary but it's hard to do when your having fun. As the adults got dressed, the kids put the finishing touches on their outfits. Viking Hats!

After getting dress we went to the weapons table and armed ourselves from a collection of swords, shield and other viking weapons. Then photo fun began. I'll spare you the details but as you can see from the top photo we made a great group of viking warriors.

After out photo we were suppose to meet Hiccup and Astrid but it was nearly time for the show to start. So they had to leave and we had to hurry back into the arena.

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We quickly found our seats and waited for the show to start with all the dragon action. It didn't take long

How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular VIP Experience
How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular VIP Experience
How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular VIP Experience

The Dragons came out quickly and they were amazing to see. They're so real looking with amazing detailing. Then they started to move around the stage, show their personalities and one dragon even blew smoke rings. As if that wasn't amazing enough then the flying started.

How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular VIP Experience

I was blown away during one scene where both the dragon and actor did a drop down stunt against an amazing visual display screen. It will have you gasping in your seat!

How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular VIP Experience
How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular VIP Experience

But that's not the only gasping moment during the show. The final big battle scene was brilliant done. I have to warn you that this dragon is HUGE and very life like but so worth seeing. I don't want to spoil it for you by telling you everything but I can honestly say it's unbelievably spectacular due to the combination of live action and visuals from the background screen. Really it's THAT good.

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How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular VIP ExperienceHow To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular VIP Experience

After being amazed by the live show, we ended our VIP Experience at Dragons 101, a post-show "tech-talk" with a Dragon expert who explained the technical magic behind the show. We learned how they put together the show, the different type of Dragons they use in the performs including shadow dragons (he demonstrated) and how the Izod Center was setup so different things can happen. For example there's a special rig above the stage used to help the Dragons and actors fly.

How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular Tech TalkHow To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular Tech Talk
How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular Tech TalkHow To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular Tech Talk

Then we learned how the trick about how one of the Dragons made smoke. First it was explained what types of props are inside the dragon costumes. One of the Dragons have a drum like device that is used to perform the smoke trick. Then he demoed how the trick works. This part was super fun and I'm glad I caught it on the below video!


There was LOTS of fun and amazing things to learn about how they set up and perform the show so if you're in the New York Metro Area, I encourage you to see the show this weekend at the Izod Center. I know you'll enjoy it and right now you can get tickets starting at $19.50!

A limited number of premium seats and special VIP ticket experiences and family packages are also available. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets, for showtimes and much more.

Visit the website for more information and video previews at http://dreamworksdragonslive.com

Please Note: I was invited as media and received tickets for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.
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