Fire-breathing Disney dragon bursts into flames during parade

Joann Johnston
May 15, 2018

A fire-breathing dragon float at Walt Disney World caught fire Friday afternoon, Disney officials confirmed. Photos and videos taken by park visitors show the contraption's upper portion bobbing up and down, engulfed in flames.

Cast members shooed parade attendees away from the malfunctioning float, and a Disney employee extinguished the flames.

While fire is supposed to come out of a dragon's mouth, it didn't take long for park-goers to realize that the intense flames were not a part of the presentation.

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Sapp said the staff did a great job keeping everyone safe and, to his knowledge, no one was injured. As you can see, the scene was heavily documented on social media.

The fire was quickly put out and nobody was hurt.

A Disney World spokeswoman said the company was still in the process of figuring out what went wrong.

In operation since 2014, the 52-foot long, 25-foot tall Steampunk-inspired dragon famously breaths fire as it strolls through the streets of Magic Kingdom Park.

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