By Don Gworek
For just a few hours Saturday, those in and around Universal Orlando got a tantalizing sneak peek of what will be an animated fire-breathing dragon perched on the roof of Gringotts Bank in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. Above left is the base body of the dragon Saturday evening. At right is the same dragon on Sunday morning.
Here is a full view of the dragon’s base body. Look close at the base of the tail, and you will see a joint where the tail will animate. Look at the shoulder and you will see where an animated wing will be added. A themed roof for Gringrotts Bank will be added under the dragon’s perch.
Check out the details in the dragon’s head. Notice the marks on his neck from the chains which kept him in the bank.
Here’s a video of the dragon from different angles around Universal Studios:
Stay tuned in the @Attractions Twitter feed for photos when wings are attached!