‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Proves How to Finish a Trilogy

While not exactly a golden rule, it is known fact that if a movie does well in the box office, chances are good that it will be followed by sequel and more often than not, we’ve come to expect that the sequel won’t measure up to the original. Add a third movie to the mix and you’re just asking for trouble. With animated movies, the expectations are often even lower. (Is anyone really surprised that the Ice Age movies keep getting worse?) But sometimes, as is the case with the Disney/Pixar Toy Story movies, we’re pleasantly surprised. Now you can add How to Train Your Dragon to that short list too.

One thing that DreamWorks Animation has understood about this series is that the story comes first, the hijinks come later. The very first Dragon movie proved that way back in 2010 with a strong story and with each chapter that has come after it, that story just keeps getting better. What started out as a cute kid’s story has become a powerful trilogy. We've seen these chara…

Enter to Win a Stay at Duns Castle For You and 20 Friends

HomeAway is offering a sweepstakes in conjunction with Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" movie.
Live like "Beauty and the Beast" in a real castle. (Disney)


Unfortunately, this sweepstakes has ended.

Whether you are a beauty or a beast, who wouldn’t want a five night’s stay inside a real castle? To celebrate the release of the live-action version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, HomeAway is offering one beauty of a sweepstakes but you must enter before the last rose petal falls on March 31, 2017 at 4:59pm CST.

The grand prize is an amazing trip to Scotland where you and 20 guests of your choice will stay at the elegant Duns Castle for five nights including roundtrip travel, meals and entertainment, although don't expect the candles and teapots to sing to you. The five runner up prizes don’t look too beastly either. You could win a HomeAway vacation for you and four guests at any HomeAway property for seven nights and will included roundtrip travel costs.

Be our guest! Enter here.

HomeAway is offering a sweepstakes in conjunction with Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" movie.
Duns Castle (HomeAway)
To give you a better idea of how big this sweepstakes is, the average night’s price to stay at Duns Castle runs $3,068. This 14th Century Scottish castle can be found in the Scottish Borders south of Edinburgh set in the middle of a 1200-acre estate and has been there for over 300 years. The oldest part of the cast dates from 1320.

Though the Duns Castle was not used in the making of Beauty and the Beast, it has been featured in the movie, Mrs. Brown, which starred Judi Dench and Billy Connolly which will be the closest most people will ever get to see the castle as it is not open for public viewing. However, if you were lucky enough to stay here, you could stay in one of the 12 bedrooms, participate in many outdoor activities such as falconry, archery, clay pigeon, 4-wheel-drive experiences and nature tours. Inside the castle, guests can enjoy wine and whisky tastings and art classes. The castle also features six holiday cottages on the estate with 14 additional rooms. The castle’s dining room seats 60 dinner guests. #BeOurGuest #partner

Be our guest! Enter here

HomeAway is offering a sweepstakes in conjunction with Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" movie.
Inside Duns Castle (HomeAway)

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