Viral Video Claim Scares Disney World Guests

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Cinderella Castle Smoke

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There are many beloved landmarks to visit at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort, but none are more iconic than Cinderella Castle.

Walt Disney World Resort, known as “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” is home to so many beloved attractions, especially at its largest Disney Park: Magic Kingdom Park.

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Guests who visit Magic Kingdom Park are treated to many “magical lands,” including Frontierland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Liberty Square, and Fantasyland. In this theme park, you can enjoy attractions like Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, “it’s a small world”, Peter Pan’s Flight, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Space Mountain.

While Disney World Guests come for the rides, there are plenty of other things to enjoy while visiting Magic Kingdom as well, such as the entertainment offerings that include the Festival of Fantasy parade, Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade, and the nighttime spectacular Disney Enchantment.

A recent video had many Disney World fans spooked after they saw what appeared to be smoke billowing from Cinderella Castle.

Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom
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@sachaofficialmusic shared the video on TikTok. Since posting, the video has received more than 2.5 million views.


POV: Is it me or is the Castle at Disney World on 🔥😳 #POV #Disney #DisneyWorld #MagicKingdom #fyp

♬ Oh No – Kreepa

While the scene may look frightening, nothing is on fire in the Disney Park, and no one was injured.

If you look more closely, what you’ll see is that there is a shadow over one part of Cinderella Castle and this makes it look as if the landmark may be on fire. For Guests who were walking down Main Street, U.S.A. after the daytime firework display, this may have been a bit of a frightening scene, but rest assured that Disney Cast Members are expertly trained to handle an incident if it were to arise and that the fire department is on standby to handle these situations if something were to happen.

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The good news, however, is that there was no fire here, and the smoke that filled the area of Magic Kingdom Park subsided.

There have been issues in the past with fires after firework shows. Most of Fantasyland was closed last month after a reported fire following Disney Enchantment. Back in 2021, Guests were evacuated and a quick fire response had to be issued at Magic Kingdom after a reported incident at Cinderella Castle. No injuries were reported, and first responders were on the scene within minutes.

In other related news, Walt Disney World Resort is inching close to officially open TRON Lightcycle / Run, which is located next to Space Mountain in Tomorrowland, will be opening in April. The attraction will only be available by virtual queue, or by Individual Lightning Lane purchase. You can read more about Lightning Lane and Disney Genie here. Splash Mountain just permanently closed to make way for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, which will open in 2024.

Disney has also teased massive expansions at both Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but at this point nothing has been confirmed.

Did this Disney World video strike you as “frightening?” Let Inside the Magic know in the comments!

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