Fire disrupts Disney’s Lion King show at Animal Kingdom

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A small fire broke out at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando on Monday afternoon, forcing Walt Disney World park officials to evacuate about 1,000 guests.

The fire started during a performance of the live action “Festival of the Lion King,” a show featuring puppets and actors performed on the hour at the park. Guests noticed the fire under one of the floats used for the show, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

Video of the incident shows clouds of smoke coming out of an elephant shaped float in the middle the crowd. Audience members start to clear out as the smoke continues.

The fire was extinguished before the fire department arrived and no guests or cast members were injured, according to Disney officials. Performances of the show were canceled for the rest of Monday but are expected to resume later Tuesday.

Though the cause of the fire was not determined, guests were given a ticket to come back for a later performance.