The Festival of Fantasy parade at the Magic Kingdom has a crowd pleasing moment when the steampunk themed Maleficent dragon parade float opens its mighty jaw and breathes fire during the parade. The first time I saw it I was impressed at the pyrotechnic effect.… Read More »Maleficent Dragon Parade Float at catches fire at Magic Kingdom
Last week a small portion of It’s A Small World’s beautiful facade was charred by an off-stage fire caused when fireworks malfunctioned and lit a tree and construction tarp on fire.
If you missed the video you can see it here
It’s a small world’s facade has been under renovation, which is periodically required to keep the complicated structure looking show ready (especially with all the abuse it takes each Christmas season). Here is a show of the construction taken on February 6th, a few weeks before the fire.
That there is the occasional fire from Fireworks fallout is to be expected. Consider how many shells Disney launches each night and then multiply that by a year’s worth of fireworks shows. A small fire or two is bound to happen.
By all accounts Disney cast members acted swiftly and correctly that night. Guests were evacuated from the danger zone and the firefighters who are on hand every night for the fireworks display had the fire extinguished in less than 20 minutes.
In the photos below you can see that some of the trees took a minor beating in the fire and that some of the gold spires are now charred by the fire.Read More »Disneyland Small World Fire Aftermath
Guests dining at the popular Boma buffet restaurant inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge had a little extra smoke with their Zebra Domes last night. A small fire in a storage room prompted the evacuation of the restaurant and surrounding areas of the hotel around 6:45… Read More »Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge evacuates guests due to minor fire
Every night around 15 minutes before the fireworks shoot off, guests walking through the pathways of New Fantasyland “may get wet.” That phrase sounds familiar to guests who’ve seen Fantasmic!, but why would it happen in New Fantasyland? Well, because the area is significantly closer… Read More »Journey of The Little Mermaid at Magic Kingdom Lit on Fire by Fireworks
Around 2pm today Los Angeles time, there were reports of a car on fire on the 101 Freeway just outside of LA. The white Jaguar turns out to have belonged to none other than Dick Van Dyke. Van Dyke had pulled over after apparently noticing… Read More »Dick Van Dyke Escapes Burning Car on LA Freeway
A small electrical fire has dimmed the marquee sign for the Magic of Disney Animation exhibit at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. According to a report on CFNews13, the fire was actually on a part of the sign that controls the current to the fluorescent lights, not… Read More »Magic of Disney Animation Sign at Hollywood Studios Suffers Fire
A brush fire is burning across the I4 freeway from Walt Disney World. Here’s a map showing where the fire is located. Right now there are closures on the I4 both directions and International Drive is closed in the area. So far the fire has… Read More »Fire plays havoc with traffic near Walt Disney World
Update: Tomorrowland has reopened. Astro Orbiter remains closed after power outage and small fire. Here’s a pic of a Firetruck exiting Tomorrowland after the fire was put out. Update #2: In a story in the Orlando Sentinel, Disney claims that the fire was nothing more… Read More »Astro Orbiter Catches Fire, Tomorrowland Evacuated