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Downtown Disney’s Loch Ness Monster on Holiday?

posted on March 15th, 2011 by Gene Duncan, Photographer, Walt Disney World Resort


I found myself at Downtown Disney recently, hoping to catch a glimpse of what some have described as a serpent-like creature seen breaching the surface of the Lake Buena Vista lagoon.

LEGO Dragon at Downtown Disney

The dense fog made it difficult to see all but the most basic shapes – but sure enough, there it was! As the sun finally rose, and the fog burned off, I saw a large sea serpent approaching the shore.

LEGO Dragon at Downtown Disney

As I moved closer, I came face to face with the LEGO Dragon – proof that the mysterious serpent’s journey had not only been “immersive,” but “transformative” as well. What a magical place this is.

LEGO Dragon at Downtown Disney

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Daniel on March 15th, 2011 at 11:06 am

I was actually there when he first appeared. The castle was under construction, but was complete by the day I left. Good to see he’s received a facelift!

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Cara from AZ on March 15th, 2011 at 11:07 am

BRICKLY!!!! LEGO sells small building sets of him right now. So cute!!

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Douglas from FL on March 15th, 2011 at 11:08 am

His name is Brickley :)

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Cynthia on March 15th, 2011 at 11:08 am

Too funny!!! Just saw this Dragon last Sunday. My son loves it!!

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Heide on March 15th, 2011 at 11:40 am

I think there are birds living in his head, too. :) We were there a few weeks ago and could see birds sitting on his toungue and then flying up into his head. It was very cute, all the kids got a huge kick out of it.

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jeffrey on March 15th, 2011 at 11:43 am

WOW thats really awesome. Do you know how long this will be up?

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Taryn on March 15th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I love the Lego dragon. He has been up for awhile and pretty sure there are no plans to get rid of him any time soon. I hope :)

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Jillian on March 15th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Jeffrey I don’t know when they put him there but our first visit was in 2008 and he was there then so he’s been there for some time. I’m sure he will be there for awhile.

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Samantha on March 15th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I love seeing him. Deff makes me feel like I am at DTD.

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Rebecca on March 15th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

He was there in the mid 90′s when I started going to WDW!! I love him. I didn’t know they were selling small building sets of him. My young daughters will love that!!

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Joey on March 21st, 2011 at 12:13 pm

They’ve built another one of these dragons for the Lego store at Mall of America.

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Margaret on March 21st, 2011 at 1:48 pm

The small lego replica is $4.99 at the Lego store in Downtown Disney shopping village – Florida. Found them yesterday.

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