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The actor who witnessed the fire at Disneyland speaks
April 27, 2023
during his presentation “Fantastic!”night show a Disneylandover the weekend the Visitors witnessed the A malevolent dragon The animatronic bursts into flames after catching fire mid-performance.
Although pyrotechnics are part of the show, something went wrong when the dragon’s head went up in smoke and flames shot into the air. The cast and crew worked quickly to extinguish the fire. The Anaheim Fire Department confirmed that no injuries were reported in the incident, although several actors were treated for smoke inhalation following the incident.
One Disneyland guest witnessed the fire and remembers saying to herself, “This is not right,” as she saw the dragon’s head go up in flames.
Disneyland guest speaks
Veronica Marie visited Disneyland Park with friends and family. On the night of the fire, Marie and her family gathered for a birthday dinner to celebrate her father. Booked “Fantasmic!” dinner package for the occasion.
During the show, the first time Marie saw him live, she remembers watching Mickey say, “That’s my dream!” before watching the fire start.
“I remember looking up at Maleficent and thinking, ‘This isn’t right,'” Marie said. The Washington Post. – Like, this is a cool part of the show, but it doesn’t look right. Then I said, “Oh no, it’s definitely on fire, and that’s not the point.”
Within minutes, Mickey Mouse fell under the stage and quickly exited the show, prompting Marie to do the same. “I took a good look at the kite and said, ‘Well, if Mickey’s going, I guess I’m going too.’
Disney staff then informed others to “clear the area”. Tom Sawyer Island and surrounding areas were evacuated. Fortunately, the Anaheim Fire Department confirmed that no one was injured in the incident.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation
Disney has since stated that the cause of the fire is “currently under investigation” and that “Disneyland Park’s Fantasmic! at select performances and entertainment experiences worldwide, Fantasmic! Prop Fire at Disneyland Park”.
“Fantastic!” is a nighttime show at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California that takes guests inside Mickey’s dream of being the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. The official Disneyland website describe the performance as follows:
As darkness falls, dazzling special effects transform America’s rivers into an epic canvas for this extravagant live show.
Mickey is fast asleep and dreams that he is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. With a wave of his hand, he directs scenes from Fantasia through huge water screens, while brilliant sparks shoot from their heads. Memorable scenes of pink elephants, bubbly pirates, princesses and more, including Disney classics such as Aladdin, The Lion King, Tangled and Pirates of the Caribbean, appear on and around America’s rivers.
When Mickey suddenly enters the Magic Mirror, his dream takes a dark turn. The Evil Queen from Snow White summons Disney’s worst villains—including Maleficent as a 45-foot-tall, fire-breathing dragon! Mickey must use the power of his imagination to defeat his enemies – and save the day.
With a fantastic line-up of live performers, beloved Disney characters, enhanced special effects, state-of-the-art projections and superb pyrotechnics, this show will wow the whole family.
“Fantasmic!” his future performances have been removed from Disneyland’s schedule until at least May 26, but that could change.