Holy Crap! Look at this 300-Foot-Long Dragon Boat at The Chinese Lantern Festival.

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Ride the dragon
Texans flipped for last year's Chinese Lantern Festival, which occupied Fair Park's lagoon after the midway's close and into the New Year. Well, great news: Not only is the festival back for 2013, but it's developed 17 new scenes -- making 24 total -- and one of the recently constructed is this totally pimped-out Imperial Dragon Boat. It's 300 feet from snout to tail, is of presumed dragon ancestry, and -- here's the coolest part -- YOU CAN CLIMB ABOARD IT.

Yep, you'll be the moth to its illuminating glow, but do not attempt to commandeer the vessel: maritime law frowns on that.

See also:
Ten Amazing Photos from the Chinese Lantern Festival

The 2013 installment's theme is "Light a New Dream", and they promise a return of your favorite characters from last year, like that Burt Reynolds-posing panda.


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Kelli Witzell
Kelli Witzell

James Halpin its soooo shiny. Can we go seeee?

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