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In a developing story the Maleficent Float has caught fire in the Magic Kingdom today during the Festival of Fantasy parade. This is the first time in the 4 year history of the parade that an incident related to fire has happened. While it was passing through Liberty Square, the outside of the Maleficent Dragon float caught fire with Disney Cast Members quickly rushing to the scene to put out the fire. The dragon’s head suffered some damage in the incident. UPDATE – 5:23: No Cast Members or Guests were hurt in the incident luckily.
Here is a video from hollyer on Instagram who got a video of Maleficent on fire:
Apparently the float was on fire and most likely caused by leaking fuel from the float. The Maleficent float was then distinguished and it doesn’t appear that anyone was hurt by the incident.
— Andy Cole (@andy_surrey) May 11, 2018
It doesn’t seem to be in terrible condition, but it will no doubt be out of commission for sometime.
— Matthew C. Bayer (@matthewcbayer) May 11, 2018
In fact no Cast Members or Guests were hurt by the fire. There is no word how long the Maleficent float will be out of commission, but we imagine Disney will need some time to get it right and fix whatever problems it had. This also leaves the question of whether or not the fire-breathing aspect of Maleficent will stay in the show long term or be taken out. It wouldn’t surprise me to see the Maleficent float used in the parade at Disneyland Paris go under scrutiny now, and the fire-breathing aspect might be turned off for the time being there too. We’ll have to wait to see what Disney finds as the absolute reason.
We will update you with any more info soon.
I want to know what you think about the Maleficent float catching on fire at the Magic Kingdom.
- What should be done long term?
- Should Disney turn off the fire effect?
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