Festival of Fantasy parade this afternoon at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, catching fire and forcing the temporary closure of part of the theme park.The fire-breathing Maleficent dragon float malfunctioned during the
The incident happened in Liberty Square, just short of the bridge over to the Hub. No one yet knows the cause of the accident, but the fire that's normally supposed to project from the dragon's mouth in a brief burst instead consumed much of the dragon's neck.
Fans caught the incident on their mobile phones, posting it on social media.
Looks like the Dragon from #FestivalofFantasy Parade in Magic Kingdom caught fire today. Float was burning in Liberty Square, seems the fire was put out quickly. Cast member friends confirming everyone is fine.— Disney Dan ?? (@DisneyDan) May 11, 2018
Float is completely destroyed. #MagicKingdom #DisneyWorld #Fire pic.twitter.com/UPCf6m4rvP
It's all kicking off at the Magic Kingdom! The parade went past us and the mechanical Dragon was all good until it burst into flames! Parade closed and the fire was promptly put out. The dragon was not looking the best after as you can see. pic.twitter.com/6DsWL1NK5M— Martin MJ (@MartinMJ22) May 11, 2018
Disney cast members blocked access to Liberty Square around the burn site for clean-up after extinguishing the fire. It appears that the Maleficent float has been destroyed. No people appear to have been injured in the accident.Tweet
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