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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train On Fire

At about 10:20 pm Saturday November 1st posts started showing up on Facebook with titles like, “Seven Dwarfs Mine Train On Fire!” Grumpy was skeptical at first but the reports kept coming in. Grumpy was¬†skeptical because most of the posts used the same grainy picture showing something on fire. The main picture being passed around was very unclear as you can see below.¬†Turns out this was not an internet hoax, however. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train really was on fire.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train On Fire

First, and most importantly, no guests were injured. The ride was quickly evacuated. The fire reportedly resulted from embers from the fireworks. Those embers caused some of the decorative grasses on the exterior of the ride to catch fire.

There was also no structural damage. The Reedy Creek Fire Department quickly had the fire subdued. In fact the ride reopened later that evening.

Certain areas of Fantasyland were also closed off to make room for the fire department. Here is a better picture of the fire.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train On Fire

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a family friendly roller-coaster combined with elements of a traditional Disney dark ride at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. It was the last, and some would argue best, attraction constructed as part of Disney’s New Fantasyland expansion. The ride officially opened on May 28th, 2014.

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