Apparently a lava fissure opened under Maleficent’s head.
WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL — The ongoing eruption of Mount Kilauea in Hawaii has claimed a new victim — Maleficent the fire-breathing dragon, until now a fixture in the Magic Kingdom Park’s Festival of Fantasy Parade.
A spokesperson for Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas tells Uncle Walt’s Insider that during Friday’s parade, a lava fissure from the volcano opened in midair, directly beneath the head of the dragon, causing it to burst into flames. No guests were injured, although throughout the remainder of the day, appearances by the Maleficent character in her human form were cut short, as she complained of severe headaches and heat flashes.
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Cover photo of Mount Kilauea erupting at Walt Disney World courtesy of topbreaking.news. Inset photo of Mount Kilauea courtesy popsong1 via YouTube.