Disney’s next big animated movie “Raya and the Last Dragon” is due to hit cinemas and Disney+ Premier Access on Friday 5th March and if your heading to Disney Resorts soon, there are a number of special activities available to guests.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park in Walt Disney World, guests can take a photo with a 40-ton sand sculpture at Discovery Island Stage, learn to draw new characters at The Animation Experience at Conservation Station or enjoy several new tasty treats, all inspired by the film.
Here’s a look at the making of the sand sculpture that took two artisans three days to carve.
While over in the Downtown Disney District, there will be a new art installation designed by Walt Disney Imagineering Concept Designer, Xiao Qing Chen., who was born and raised in Malaysia and drew inspiration for this artwork from the film and her heritage. Qing’s design intent for the piece is to celebrate differences by respecting, accepting and embracing everyone’s uniqueness and strengths.
In “Raya and the Last Dragon”, we get to travel to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together long ago in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than a dragon to save the world—it’s going to take trust and teamwork as well.
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.