PHOTOS: Steampunk Maleficent dragon to star in new Festival of Fantasy parade at Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World has unveiled the most unique aspect of the upcoming Festival of Fantasy parade coming to the Magic Kingdom: a Steampunk dragon. It’s none other than Maleficent, standing 26 feet high and reaching 35 feet long, soon to be rolling down Main Street USA.

Based on the dragon form of the villain from “Sleeping Beauty,” this Maleficent float was designed with the aid of Michael Curry, who previously worked on Epcot’s extinct “Tapestry of Nations” parade.

Gaze into its steamy green eyes:

Here is a closer look at some of the details on this massive new metallic float:

The Festival of Fantasy Parade will debut some time this spring.

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