Game of Thrones: staged ‘Dragon Landing’ makes a mess of Union Square, New York

By ·March 15, 2016 3:01 pm

As the sixth season of “Game of Thrones” quickly approaches, HBO is out in force promoting the release of the new “Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season” DVD and Blu-ray sets.

The North Plaza of New York’s Union Square has spent the day crowded with people over looking the disastrous scene where Daenerys Targaryen’s beloved dragons had apparently landed.

A jaw dropping scene saw commuters coming face to face with the consequences of of a dragon landing. Concrete was dug up, benches and a light post were broken with dragon prints and scorch marks sullying Union Square further. Many onlookers were able to take photos of the installation, but not all were happy with the promotion. The fire department came out during the early morning to warn HBO staff of smoke complaints, and that they may have to get rid of the smoke machine if more calls come in.

Some fans were disappointed by the lack of activity with the promotional installation, others felt their expectations had been set too high, and a handful even felt the scene closely resembled a construction site. However the installation was enjoyed by many, more so by those who had gotten there early in the morning to receive tickets to the special event taking place later that evening.

The special event is said to have a special guest appearance. As the main topic is dragons, many believe it to be the one and only mother of dragons, Daenerys Targaryen. HBO is giving no teasers as to who exactly though, so many are waiting to be surprised.

Aside from the physical destruction in Union Square, attendees also have the opportunity to watch “The Dance of Dragons” featurette over at Herald Square, New York. The 20 minute 3D animation is from the Game of Thrones Season 5 bonus feature dics and showcases one of Westeros’ fearsome dragons taking flight over the city.

“Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season” DVD/Blu-ray is available to purchase now while “Game of Thrones: Season Six” will be returning on April 24th.

Image Credits: AMNY

Written by Abigail Meck

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