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Lightning at Disney World Steals Show During Fourth of July Weekend

Destination & Tourism | Donald Wood | July 07, 2015

Lightning at Disney World Steals Show During Fourth of July Weekend

Photo via Twitter

Tourists who made their way to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom during the Fourth of July holiday weekend got an unexpected show from Mother Nature, who put on her own pyrotechnics display.

The Disney theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., was scheduled to put on fireworks displays on Friday, July 3, but a storm blew into the area at around 7 p.m. local time, causing a delayed start to the festivities.

As amusement park patrons lined up to take in the iconic Cinderella's Castle and the huge fireworks show that would take place behind it, lightning began illuminating the area, making for a once-in-a-lifetime Independence Day celebration.

Fox 32 News and Bay News 9 shared photos on Twitter of the wild scenes:

Luckily for travelers who made the long journey to Florida for a holiday celebration, the weather delay was short-lived and event organizers were able to set off the manmade pyrotechnics.

Disney officials reported no injuries or major damage to anything on the property, and the fireworks display on both Friday and Saturday nights went off without a hitch, satisfying the thousands of guests in attendance.

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