A giant mechanical dragon caught on fire Friday during the daily Festival of Fantasy parade at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.
Typically, the giant dragon float from the movie “Sleeping Beauty” shoots smoke from its nostrils and fire from its mouth in a great pyrotechnic display. But a YouTube video shows the dragon’s head first catch fire and then start smoking and then really start blazing with no special effects involved.
A handful of photos and videos posted on social media show just how crazy the whole incident looked to visitors in the kingdom.
The maleficent float was on fire today at disney world (apparently completely destroyed too). The similar float is my favorite thing at Paris why am I so emotional about this pic.twitter.com/83Z1eoHTsm
— Susanna (@Zuzky) May 11, 2018
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) May 11, 2018
— Mackintosh Travels (@mack_travels) May 11, 2018
During today’s performance of Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at the Magic Kingdom, the head of the Maleficent dragon float caught on fire. From what I’ve heard, no cast members or guests were hurt during this incident and the fire was put out quickly. pic.twitter.com/NsMGPprTrG
— Whatintheworld (@WhatintheDworld) May 11, 2018
— Daisy Ruth (@daisyruth24) May 11, 2018
Well, that wasn’t supposed to happen! Maleficent’s dragon caught on fire during this afternoon’s parade at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Thankfully no one was hurt, and the theme park says the flames were “quickly extinguished.”
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) May 11, 2018
— Alyssa (@alyssa_hendy) May 11, 2018
Park officials said no one was hurt in the blaze and the fire was extinguished relatively quickly after it started.