Disney World's 'Maleficent' Dragon Float Catches Fire During Parade

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Disney World confirmed the float caught on fire during the 3 p.m. parade.

The Maleficent dragon float from the Festival of Fantasy Parade burst into flames today at the Magic Kingdom.

The Maleficent float is damaged from the incident, though it is unclear if or how this will affect the daily operation of the "Festival of Fantasy" parade in Magic Kingdom.

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A fire-breathing dragon at Walt Disney World in the U.S. went up in flames during a parade at the theme park. Videos from the scene show flames and plumes of black smoke rising from the robotic dragon's head. "Parade closed and the fire was promptly put out. The dragon was not looking the best after as you can see", one visitor wrote on Twitter. No word on what will happen to the dragon float, but I hope they fix it and continue with this parade.

Park officials said no one was hurt in the blaze and the fire was extinguished relatively quickly after it started. She wrote on Facebook that the dragon's head was on fire.

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

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