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Disney Fantasmic animatronic fire

Disney Fantasmic animatronic fire

Disney Fantasmic animatronic fire

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Video of the accident: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o8xN7D1cjE

What it's supposed to look like: https://youtu.be/eY2Hsl70hcg?t=60

Aftermath: https://youtu.be/eY2Hsl70hcg?t=60

Surprisingly there doesn't appear to be much damage to anything but the dragon itself and probably the platform it rises from/control systems underground in that area.

One thing I see is that when the dragon was supposed to spit fire, instead it mostly spit a cloud of smoke or possibly atomized fuel that did not ignite. Then a few seconds later there is normally a pyro shot that goes off on the head. I'm thinking that something caused the isopar fire shot to mis-fire, leaving a cloud of fuel inside the head of the dragon. Then the later pyro ignited it.

The later blast of fuel a little ways into the inferno I'm assuming was actually a high pressure hydraulic line that ruptured.

Interesting that the body of the dragon doesn't seem to be made with any flame retardant materials. I did read a thread from a former Disney fire department employee that stated that at least back in 2010 when he worked there, a fire department employee was always stationed in the building right behind the dragon and he had access to 2 fire hoses and the fuel shutoff, amongst other things. It seems to have taken a LONG time for the fire department to get to the fire based on the various videos out there.

I did see towards the end of this video that they turned the water screens back on (around 12:30 in the video), possibly as an attempt to shield the audience from anything flaming heading in their direction, like a theater fire curtain/deluge system (I used to work as a theater electrician and all theaters have a fireproof curtain and/or a deluge system that separates the audience from the stage in the event of a stage fire). I was kind of surprised they didn't do that sooner, as part of their standard procedures.

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