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Hey Walt, should Disney continue burning parade floats?

"Ask Uncle Walt" is a regular feature of Uncle Walt's Insider: you ask, Uncle Walt answers! Submitted by Andy P., Riverside, CA Hi Andy, Thanks for asking. The short answer is yes. Parades have always played an important part at Disney parks, with creativity and originality that brings families and loners alike to line the street. But the sad fact is some of that creativity and originality has been lost. And to be honest, some of these floats are horrible. I have a couple of ... Read more
Mount Kilauea erupts at Walt Disney World. Photo courtesy of topbreaking.news.

Hawaiian volcano eruption affects Disney parade

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. ... Read more
The dragon in Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade. Photo from DepositPhotos.

Festival of Fantasy Dragon escapes; many suffer burns

Chaos and calamity visited the Magic Kingdom on Tuesday -- and no, those aren't the names of previously unknown dwarfs -- when the dragon in Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade escaped its handlers. Five guests and 12 cast members suffered minor burns, and one person was treated for "trampling," before control of the dragon was regained. A plus or a minus? Disney Parks and Resorts are always striving to enhance guest experiences, and to that end try to make every new attraction or ... Read more