Maleficent Dragon Float Catches Fire At Disney World

The flames were extinguished promptly, and no injuries were reported

What to Know

  • Social media users snapped footage of the dragon float erupting into flames at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
  • No injuries were reported and the fire was promptly extinguished.

A dragon float at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom burst into flames Friday during the park's Festival of Fantasy parade.

Video posted on social media shows fire and smoke billowing from the dragon's head as it moves back and forth. Onlookers snap photos as chunks of the dragon float - representing Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty" - appear to fall on the ground. The dragon is designed to blow smoke and fire from its mouth.

Disney officials confirmed the fire to the Orlando Sentinel, and the flames were extinguished promptly. Videos also show a Disney worker using a fire extinguisher on the dragon. No injuries were reported.

A Disney spokeswoman said park officials were still trying to determine what went wrong.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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