Fire breathing dragon at Disney World parade bursts into flames

'I think we have a problem, the dragon's literally on fire'

Tom Richell
Sunday 13 May 2018 14:10 BST
Dragon float catches fire at Disney World parade in Florida

A dragon float at Disney World's Fantasy Parade burst into flames in Orlando, Florida.

"I think we have a problem, the dragon's literally on fire," says one shocked onlooker in a video circulated on social media.

The float was supposed to represent 'Maleficent' from Disney classic Sleeping Beauty.

However the display got a little too realistic when the giant model dragon not only breathed fire, but became engulfed in flames sending thick, black smoke into the air.

Onlookers, including many children, saw the motorised beast continued to lift its head up and down while the flames made their way down its neck.

A Disney employee was quick to extinguish the flames and the company told WKMG that no employees or guests were injured during the incident.

They added that operations remained normal throughout the rest of the park and the cause of the fire is now under investigation.

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