Dragon float catches fire during Disney World parade

Ruben Ruiz
May 15, 2018

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

The fire was quickly extinguished and the area clear, a Disney World spokesperson told the Orlando Sentinel.

Onlookers couldn't believe their eyes when a float of the "Sleeping Beauty" villain, Maleficent, shockingly malfunctioned and caught fire during the Festival of Fantasy parade on May 11. Later, parts of its head piece appear to flake off and fall to the street.

"It's all kicking off at the Magic Kingdom!" The dragon, which has a steampunk-looking design, was then brought backstage with smokes still blowing out of its head.

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According to witnesses who recorded video and took pictures of the scene, the head of the dragon caught fire. "Parade closed and the fire was promptly put out".

Sapp said the staff did a great job keeping everyone safe and, to his knowledge, no one was injured.

The float was part of the theme park's "Festival of Fantasy".

Disney officials say they are still trying to figure out what went wrong.

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