Parade float at Disney’s Magic Kingdom catches fire

Yesterday afternoon the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom was halted when one of the parade floats caught fire. The head of Maleficent fire-breathing dragon caught fire, luckily the area was quickly cleared and no guests or cast members were injured.

The incident happened as the parade passed through the Liberty Square area of the park. The Reedy Creek fire department attended but the fire was already out when they arrived.

A Disney employee managed to extinguish the fire which wasn’t easy as the head of the dragon continued moving up and down as it does normally. Once the fire was out the float was taken backstage while the rest of the parade following the dragon were also rerouted backstage.

Disney has said they are currently investigating the incident.

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