raya and the last dragon sand sculpture

PHOTOS: Artists Begin Work on 40-Ton Sand Sculpture at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to Celebrate “Raya and The Last Dragon”

With Raya and the Last Dragon releasing soon, Walt Disney World guests can experience the fantastical world of Kumandra a little early! This weekend, guests can watch as a team of artists works on a 40-ton sand sculpture dedicated to the animated film at Discovery Island Stage.

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The artists began working on this display yesterday.

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The completed sculpture will feature Raya, Tuk Tuk, Sisu the last dragon, and the Ongi, characters from the film.

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The characters created so far are Sisu and the Ongi.

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Here you can see an artist use a small figure of the Ongi as a reference as he carves the trio of thieving animals out of the sand.

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In total, it will take the team 24 hours to build and carve the display over a period of three days.

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We watched as this artist outlined the Raya and the Last Dragon logo.

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It was interesting to watch him carve out the logo at the base of the sculpture.

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Guests can watch the team of artists at work through Sunday, February 21st. Once completed, the sand sculpture will remain on display at Disney’s Animal Kingdom through the end of March.

Are you excited to see the completed sculpture? To continue the creative Raya and the Last Dragon experience, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will offer guests the chance to learn to draw characters from the film beginning this Monday, February 22nd!

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Nicholas
Nicholas
13 days ago

I can’t be the only one wondering this – where is the “Discovery Island Stage”? I’ve never heard of it before.

Tom Corless
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12 days ago
Reply to  Nicholas

On Discovery Island across from Flame Tree BBQ

Nicholas
Nicholas
11 days ago
Reply to  Tom Corless

got it. Tom – that’s where the band used to play with the large group dances, and similar events.