Spectators at Disneyland’s widespread “Fantasmic!” present received a shock this weekend when the characteristic’s fire-breathing animatronic dragon instantly burst into flames.
No accidents had been reported following the blaze Saturday night time on the Southern California theme park, the Anaheim Fireplace Division mentioned.
Ryan Laux, a frequent Disneyland customer, mentioned hearth has at all times been part of the “Fantasmic!” presentation. However he mentioned he knew one thing was awry when when flames didn’t come from the place they normally do.
“The top began occurring hearth as an alternative of the hearth projecting out,” mentioned Laux, who lives in Los Angeles and captured the blaze on video.
The present was stopped virtually instantly “after which proper after that, the dragon began catching hearth and the entire physique was up in flames,” he informed The Related Press on Sunday.
The present takes place twice nightly close to the park’s well-known Tom Sawyer Island. The climax options Mickey Mouse battling an enormous dragon named Maleficent.
Laux mentioned Mickey vanished from the stage as quickly because the dragon’s head turned engulfed in flames.
The extent of the harm wasn’t instantly identified.