Disney Maleficent Dragon Incident

Lucky Disney Mom

4/23/20231 min read

brown and blue concrete castle under blue sky during daytime
brown and blue concrete castle under blue sky during daytime

Hey, do you remember that time the dragon caught on fire at Disney World? I was actually there a few days before it happened, and it's crazy to think about how quickly things can change.

I remember seeing that dragon in the "Festival of Fantasy" parade and being absolutely blown away by how cool it looked. The glowing eyes, the billowing smoke - it was all so magical.

But then, just a few days later, it all went up in flames. Thankfully, nobody was hurt, but it was a real shock to see something that was such a big part of the park go down like that.

It just goes to show that even the most magical and amazing things can have risks associated with them. Theme parks put in so much effort to create these incredible experiences for us, but it's important to remember that safety has to come first.

Disney World did a great job of responding to the incident and making sure that they reviewed their safety procedures so that something like this wouldn't happen again. It just goes to show that they take their responsibility to their visitors very seriously.

But just yesterday, a repeat of the incident occurred - this time in Disneyland! Again, no one was hurt. The 45 foot tall dragon went up in flames during the Fantasmic! fireworks show.

All in all, the dragon fire was a sobering reminder of how important it is to balance the risks and rewards of creating these amazing experiences. But I'm glad that Disneyland is still there, still making magic, and still putting safety first.