Fire Reported At Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World

As Reported by CBS 12

Park goers at the Animal Kingdom were evacuated from the “Festival of the Lion King” theater show around 4:15 p.m. on Monday for a reported fire.

It appears that the fire may have broken out under one of the floats according to witnesses, but that information was unconfirmed by the Disney.

Guests were evacuated from the theater and the fire was was extinguished by stagehands with fire extinguishers before Reedy Creek Fire Rescue got to the scene.


No damage was reported, but debris was left behind as a result of the incident.

The 6 p.m. show was canceled, and officials say it is possible that Tuesday’s 10 a.m. performance will likely be canceled.

Thankfully, No injuries were reported.


About Rick Killingsworth

Rick visited the Magic Kingdom in 1971 for the first Christmas parade in their history. At nine years old, he was bitten by the Disney Bug. He can still remember the sights, the smells, and the sounds. It truly was magical. It would be twenty years before he could afford to take his young family back to “The World.” It was the vacation of a lifetime, and they have been fortunate to go hundreds of times since. His daughters, now grown, still tear up when they see the castle (as does he).