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Magic Kingdom Fireworks Spark Fire Atop Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

November 1, 2014, 8:47 PM · A fire broke out atop the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom this evening. Reports attributed the blaze to debris from the nightly fireworks show, blown by a stronger than normal wind. Fire units responded inside the park to extinguish the fire. No injuries have been reported, though the extent if the damage is unclear at this time.

Update: We're hearing that the ride reopened later in the evening, suggesting that whatever damage the fire might have caused, it did not prevent the ride from operating.

Also, apparently Disneyland tweeted a photo of the fire-breathing dragon from its Fantasmic! show around the time of the Disney World blaze, apparently unaware of what was happening across the country. (Disneyland later removed the tweet.) But the juxtaposition was enough to inspire a flood of sarcastic tweets from Disney fans. This is our winner for best Photoshop job:

Replies (7)

November 2, 2014 at 8:07 AM · have the authorities questioned the Gringotts dragon about where it was at the time the fire was started?
November 2, 2014 at 9:31 AM · LOL, TH!
November 2, 2014 at 10:13 AM · I have to give TH a big thumbs up for that Gringott's Dragon comment. I'm still laughing.
November 2, 2014 at 10:15 AM · TH..that was good. Hehehe.
November 2, 2014 at 11:43 AM · Indeed, that was a good one. Can you photoshop the dragon next to Frozen?
November 2, 2014 at 7:12 PM · Related: The Gringotts dragon was NOT charged to park at Walt Disney World ... An accommodation that is not extended to Universal Orlando resort hotel guests.
November 2, 2014 at 8:05 PM · Universal Orlando resort hotel guests can walk, take a boat or a bus and get unlimited front of the line access for rides.

I still don't understand why you cannot walk from Port Orleans and Old Key West to the Disney Spings construction zone or to Magic Kindom from Polynesian and Grand Floridian. They need to watch Wall-e and let people walk because their buses are slow and their monorail seems to break daily on it's shortened schedule.

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