Maleficent Fire Effect Returns To Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom

Maleficent fire effect returns to Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom

After a temporary suspension due to the dramatic fire that burned Disneyland’s Malificent Dragon during a performance of “Fantasmic!” last month, the fire-breathing effect has been reinstated on the Maleficent dragon float for the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom.

Why Was The Fire Effect Suspended?

Quickly after the fire that took place in Disneyland, officials released a statement that Disney would be suspending this fire effect throughout their different theme parks around the world, including Walt Disney World in central Florida.

We are temporarily suspending fire effects similar to those used at Disneyland park’s Fantasmic at select shows and entertainment experiences globally out of an abundance of caution following the Fantasmic prop fire at Disneyland park. The continued safety of our cast and guests is of the utmost importance.

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The Festival of Fantasy Parade Maleficent Dragon

The Maleficent dragon is an iconic float that appears in the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom, one of the Walt Disney World theme parks. The float depicts Maleficent, the villain from Disney’s animated classic “Sleeping Beauty,” as the massive fire-breathing dragon that she transforms into a dragon during the climax of the story as she battles against Prince Phillip.

The float is operated by a team of trained performers who control its movements and pyrotechnic effects, including a spectacular display of fire from the dragon’s mouth. The Maleficent dragon has become a beloved and thrilling part of the Disney park experience, captivating guests with its mesmerizing pyrotechnics and impressive scale.

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Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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