Maleficent Dragon Catches Fire During Disneyland’s Fantasmic!

Multiple social media posts are showing video of the Maleficent dragon on fire during Saturday night’s 10:30p performance of Fantasmic! At Disneyland. According to KABC, no injuries were reported and the extent of the damage is unclear.

UPDATE (4/23):

  • Disneyland has reportedly released a statement regarding the situation from last night’s show, according to ABC7:
    • “During the final showing of Fantasmic at Disneyland park on Saturday evening, the dragon prop caught fire. Anaheim Fire & Rescue quickly responded and the fire was extinguished. All cast members were safely evacuated from Tom Sawyer Island. Due to smoke and wind, attractions near the island were safely evacuated of any guests, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. We are temporarily suspending fire effects similar to those used at Disneyland park’s Fantasmic at select shows and entertainment experiences globally out of an abundance of caution following the Fantasmic prop fire at Disneyland park. The continued safety of our cast and guests is of the utmost importance."
  • Work is being done on Tom Sawyer Island Sunday morning.

  • An image of the dragon following the fire was also shared on Twitter:


  • Check out some of the social media posts showing the incident from last night’s Fantasmic! at Disneyland Park.