How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular at Honda Center

The How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular is truly magical, well choreographed and the technology utilized is really top-notch. The show features fire-breathing dragons, a few dance sequences and amazing video that is projected onto walls that allows characters to fully immerse into a fantasy world.

It’s a family-friendly show made for kids and adults of all ages. Our family (2 adults and 2 kids – 5 years and a 19 month old) all truly enjoyed and found it to be the perfect length. It started a few minutes after 7 p.m. and it finished around 9 p.m. (with a 20 minute intermission in between). I will tell you though, it was pretty loud and some kids might get scared with the dragons, fire, noise, etc.

The actors and dancers were spectaculars and really gave it everything they had for the entirety of the show. “Hiccup” did a fabulous job of walking the wall and even from rows away from the stage, I felt that he cared for the “Toothless” (the dragon). There was also an incredible energy in the building that really had us cheering for both the vikings and the dragons. And if you’re wondering if the dragons really were breathing fire and flying around the stage, the answer is YES!

I’m happy to share that there are still tickets available for the previously sold-out performances at the Honda Center. If you’re looking to get a deal, here are two discount codes you can use:

RONALD – Get discount tickets as low as $15.50. Bonus: a $5 donation will be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Orange County.
MOM – Save up to 25% via

This is one performance where you’ll want to get merchandise available there. How to Train Your Dragon toys are a rarity because there weren’t many produced. At our show, there were many goodies available for purchase, including a few that light up. The viking hats that light up were the best because they light up red and blue and so I would look out into the audience and see a lot of blue and red lights. So what did we get? A necklace ($8), a flashlight ($10) and a mug ($15) that will be used as a pencil cup.

I tried to take fabulous pictures for you, but per the vikings request, flash photography was not allowed so as not to bother the “dragons.” So I tried my best and what you get is a slideshow I created especially for you with about 35 pictures that I took. It’s under 3 minutes long and it’ll give you a great idea of the fabulousness you can expect at the show.

How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular Slideshow

How to Train Your Dragon Sneak Peak

How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular will at the Honda Center until January 20th. Not in Orange County? Additional tour markets in 2013 will be announced soon on their website.

This is not a sponsored post. We received complimentary media tickets to attend the show. How to Train Your Dragon logo provided by Dreamworks. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.

9 comments on How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular at Honda Center

  1. Yvonne Condes
    January 19, 2013 at 6:06 pm (5 years ago)

    How fun! My boys would love this show.

  2. Just Married with Coupons
    January 20, 2013 at 6:19 am (5 years ago)

    Ooh that looks so fun! Thanks for sharing! Neato!

  3. Ourfamilyworld
    January 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm (5 years ago)

    This looks like it would be such a cool live show to see. I really need to pay attention and see if it comes around my area again.

  4. Ronni Keller
    January 20, 2013 at 11:52 am (5 years ago)

    I really hope that comes here!! The 6 yr old is so in love with the movie and everything 'dragon' now, that would be great to take him to!

  5. Emily Reviews
    January 20, 2013 at 1:32 pm (5 years ago)

    I have 4 nephews ages 4-8 they'd LOVE this.

  6. Trisha V
    January 21, 2013 at 6:14 am (5 years ago)

    My daughter would love to see this show. Too bad we live way in the boonies to ever go see it!

    January 22, 2013 at 2:02 am (5 years ago)

    My kids would also love this show! I'll have to check if it will be scheduled near us!!

  8. Comiendo en LA
    January 22, 2013 at 4:22 am (5 years ago)

    Such a great show! I love the story!

  9. Bren @ Flanboyant Eats
    January 22, 2013 at 4:23 am (5 years ago)

    one of my nephews is an expert on dragons. He'd looove this. And, I love how Ronald McDonald is so involved in the community.


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