Maleficent Dragon Float Catches on Fire During the Festival of Fantasy Parade

A dragon float from the movie Maleficent caught fire at Disney World's Magic Kingdom Friday afternoon

According to The Orlando Sentinel, the attraction is Maleficent's dragon and part of the Magic Kingdom's daily Festival of Fantasy parade located in Liberty Square.

Flames shot out from a Walt Disney World parade float Friday and they were not the result of special effects.

Viewers sent in video to News Channel 8 showing the flames. "...the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade is a thrilling sight-and-sound spectacular that winds its way through the streets of Magic Kingdom park each afternoon".

"The parade went past us and the mechanical dragon was all good until it burst into flames", park guest MartinMJ22 wrote on Twitter. "The dragon was not looking the best after as you can see".


Local firefighters responded to the fire, but it had already been extinguished by the time they arrived.

A Disney employee doused the flames with a fire extinguisher. The publication added that a live employee is typically stationed inside the machine as it blows smoke and fire into the air, though there were no reports of injuries as the area was quickly closed and cleared.

The spokeswoman said the company was still in the process of figuring out what went wrong.

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