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Video Shows Maleficent Dragon Float Catch Fire at Disney World

The flames were extinguished promptly, and no injuries were reported

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    Dragon Float Catches Fire at Walt Disney World

    A dragon float that's part of Walt Disney World's Festival of Fantasy parade in Magic Kingdom burst into Flames Friday, video posted on social media shows.

    (Published Friday, May 11, 2018)

    A dragon float at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom burst into flames Friday during the park's Festival of Fantasy parade.

    Video posted on social media shows fire and smoke billowing from the dragon's head as it moves back and forth. Onlookers snap photos as chunks of the dragon float - representing Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty" - appear to fall on the ground. The dragon is designed to blow smoke and fire from its mouth.

    Disney officials confirmed the fire to the Orlando Sentinel, and the flames were extinguished promptly. Videos also show a Disney worker using a fire extinguisher on the dragon. No injuries were reported.

    A Disney spokeswoman said park officials were still trying to determine what went wrong.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.