During the “Festival of the Lion King” show at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Monday, a small fire broke out, disrupting the live performance.

‘Lion King’ Show Fire

Roughly 1,000 people were evacuated from the Ling King show when the small fire broke out beneath one of the floats used in the production, reported the Orlando Sun Sentinel. In a video taken from inside the venue, smoke can be seen come from under the float, as well as viewers starting to move away from the alarming sight.

Fortunately, none of the park guests attending the show or “Festival of the Lion King” performers were injured in the incident.


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Staff managed to extinguish the fire before the fire department arrived.

While the rest of the performances of the Lion King show – which runs on the hour at Disney Orlando – were canceled Monday, it was expected that they would resume Tuesday. Guests who had attended the show that was cut short by the small fire were offered tickets to return for a future performance.

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