BREAKING: Magic Kingdom Festival of Fantasy Parade Dragon Catches Fire

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During today’s performance of Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at the Magic Kingdom, the head of the Maleficent dragon float caught on fire. Photos can be seen below courtesy of Twitter users who were at the park today. From what we’ve heard, no cast members or guests were hurt during this incident and the fire was put out quickly.


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The Maleficent float in Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade typically blows fire as you can watch in our video below. Apparently something malfunctioned today.

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  • I feel bad for the driver of the dragon, but my main concern is, what did the rest of the floats and performers behind it do? Usually when there’s a malfunction in front of a unit the music loops and they just repeat the same choreography a few times, but they must’ve been stopped for a while…

    • They stopped all the floats (obviously). They didn’t continue with choreography for long if at all. Liberty Square was cleared of guests and the performers left. The floats behind the dragon remained until the dragon could be moved. That’s as much as we know.

  • Oh no!!! My favorite float. I am glad no one was hurt and I hope they fix it quickly!!!

  • Disneyland Paris has this same float, wonder if they will still use it. Probably without the fire effect if anything.

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