My daughter's eye got hurt during fireworks at MK


DIS Veteran
Sep 26, 2000
Has this happened to anyone else? I think it was the fireworks dust or something.. It was crazy all of a sudden.. my daughter started screaming.. an employee saw my daughter screaming and got a rag and ice.. rushed us over to the clinic and they washed it out and put an ice pack etc on it.. then next thing I know 3 others came in .. 2 more kids and an adult.. they said it was the way the wind was blowing that night.. they can't rope off every section.. it was very crazy..

I didn't know if this has even happened to anyone else?


Scotty and Ray at Jelly Rolls are the best!
Dec 20, 2002
I have gotten hit with ash from the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot before, but never badly enough to require medical attention.

I hope that your daughter is OK. I'm sure that must have been scary for all of you.
  • Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Nov 18, 2001
    Has this happened to anyone else?
    I have gotten ash from the fireworks on my face, not in my eyes.
    It likely happens very frequently.

    Hope all is well with your child.


    Oct 2, 2006
    It happens sometimes. I've seen it before at firework shows and even around campfires generally you just wash the ash out and go on. Glad your daughter is doing better should be no lasting problems.
  • vmk_wdw

    trading disney pins for vinylmation items
    Oct 1, 2006
    wow i have never heard of this happening. i hope your daughter is okay, she is a brave one.


    Perpetual Planner
    Jul 31, 2007
    Happened to me the first time I saw Fantasmic. We were sitting in one of the first rows. The fireworks were going off and suddenly I had searing pain in my eye. It felt like it was on fire. Horrible!!! The CM's took me a back way to the nursing station and they repeatedly flushed my eye and tested my sight. They gave me a bunch of saline tubes to take to the hotel and told me to keep flushing it that night. Not fun!


    May 15, 2004
    A piece of the a fireworks shell landed about 2 inches from me one year. It was roughly the size of a small lemon. I took it with me as a free souvenir but left it at the hotel since I didn't want to risk bringing it on the plane (since it smelled like gun powder and stuff)


    <font color=blue>WINNER of the world's worst limer
    Jun 2, 2002
    Yep, this happened to my partner a couple of years ago when we were at MK the day before my birthday. She knew that I was bummed that Wishes wasn't going to be shown on my birthday due to a MNSSHP that was scheduled on my birthday, so she surprised me and ditched out of the park we were in early in order to drag me over to MK for Wishes, which was very sweet, but when the ash flew into her eye, it was pretty darn scary. The lights were off on Main Street, it was crazy crowded and trying to find the first aid station through the crowds in the dark was not fun.

    First Aid was great once we got there. Luckily, other than some slight stinging and redness for the next 3 days, she was totally fine. However, now, there is no Wishes viewing without her wearing some sort of protective eyewear.
  • Mrs.Prince

    Jan 12, 2006
    Question: If it happens so much then why stand right there where you can potentially get hurt?????????


    <font color=green>Holy smokes, the DIS is a big pl
    Nov 30, 2003
    Question: If it happens so much then why stand right there where you can potentially get hurt?????????
    I got ash in my eye last year during Illuminations. I'm pretty careful about picking a spot that's NOT downwind. Best way to get ash in the eye is to be standing in the direction in which the wind is blowing. Problem was, the wind shifted as the show was going on. When I picked my spot I never expected to get smoke in my face, let alone ash. By the end of the show, both were in my face, thanks to that shifting wind


    DIS Veteran
    Jun 23, 2007
    I had a piece of the casing hit my thigh (sitting cross-legged on the ground). At first I thought someone was throwing rocks until I saw it lieing beside me. It was a cylinder shaped super extra thick cardboad (hard as wood) that smelled of gunpowder. It left a bruise on my leg, but all I kept thinking was thank God it didn't hit anyone in the eye. Can you imagine? The way we all gaze wide-eyed up at sky. It would've done some serious damage.


    DIS Veteran
    Mar 19, 2003
    Happened to me while standing on the bridge between the UK and France,while watching Illuminations. Very uncomfortable getting that ash in my eyes!


    DIS meet junkie
    Sep 29, 2002
    Question: If it happens so much then why stand right there where you can potentially get hurt?????????
    No way to know where it might happen.

    I have not had this experience at Disney, but years ago, it happened at a Philadelphia Phillies ball game. A piece of paper casing from a fireworks shell landed between my leg and my friend's leg. He got burned by it (nothing serious but he did have to go to the first aid station). I wasn't injured but it was pretty scary.

    One would think that every seat in the stadium was considered safe. One would be wrong if you thought that. But there was no way to predict that that particular piece of debris would land where it landed.


    Earning My Ears
    Jul 19, 2009
    I got hit with this (cant post a picture until I have 10 posts?) while at the MVMCP in December. My son just moments before that was video taping the fireworks and had to stop as he was being burned on the arm from ash. After that I got hit in the head and chest with this. I have to say that it is not a pleasant experience to go through. I hope that your daughter is better now and none the worse for wear. After this experience for me. I preferred watching the fireworks from a greater distance away.


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