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.
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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