Guest Struck in the Head by Smoking Debris During Disney World Fireworks

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Nighttime Fireworks over Castle at Magic Kingdom

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On Tuesday, a Walt Disney World Resort guest shared a video of herself getting struck by fireworks debris while riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. According to her social media post, she plans to take action against The Walt Disney Company.

Nighttime Entertainment at Magic Kingdom Park

Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort offers numerous fireworks shows seasonally, including Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve spectaculars, Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. But most nights, the skies over Cinderella Castle light up with the sights and sounds of Happily Ever After!

Disney Enchantment fireworks at Walt Disney World Resort
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“Don’t miss this astounding fireworks extravaganza featuring lights, lasers and special effects––including all-new projections down Main Street, U.S.A.,” Walt Disney World Resort wrote of the show. “Go on a dazzling journey of color, light and song that captures the heart, humor and heroism of favorite Disney stories. Watch in awe as Cinderella Castle is magically transformed through amazing state-of-the art projection technology you have to see to believe.”

“This astounding fireworks extravaganza uses lights, lasers and special effects, plus a soaring score featuring contemporary versions of beloved Disney songs. Discover the magic of stories—and be inspired to find your own happily ever after.”

Walt Disney World Resort guests can enhance their fireworks experience most nights with reserved viewing at a dessert party. Advanced reservations are highly recommended.

Walt Disney World Fireworks Show Gone Wrong

magicband lighting up on a guest's wrist during walt disney world resort's fireworks
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TikToker @closet615 and her family were some of the few lucky guests to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad during the Magic Kingdom Park fireworks, giving them a thrilling view of the show. As one of her family members recorded the once-in-a-lifetime experience, things took a turn for the worst.

In a short video posted on the social media app, the guest was struck in the head by a large, hot piece of fireworks casing.

“I just got hit with a firework!” the guest exclaimed.


@Walt Disney World you’ll be hearing from my lawyer #disney #waltdisneyworld #disneyworldflorida #bigthunder #firework #whataretheodds #naturalselection

♬ original sound – Closet 615

Thankfully, it doesn’t seem the guest suffered permanent injury from the incident. But she did threaten legal action against Walt Disney World Resort.

“@Walt Disney World you’ll be hearing from my lawyer,” the guest wrote. 

Guests watch the EPCOT Forever fireworks display at Walt Disney World Resort
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Walt Disney World Resort didn’t comment publicly on the video. The guest did not state if The Walt Disney Company contacted her after the incident.

What’s the wildest thing that’s happened to your family at Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Share your story with Inside the Magic in the comments. 

Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney Parks guest experience. No two guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Inside the Magic’s personal views on Disney Park operations.

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