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Storm lights up Disney World's Magic Kingdom castle with lightning strikes

Evelyn Andrews, Special to CNNUpdated 6th July 2015
Onlookers caught the moment a lightning storm struck the castle at Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
(CNN) — Visitors waiting for a fireworks show at Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park experienced a different kind of light show.
An incoming thunderstorm delayed Friday night fireworks at the Disney theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The storm also brought lightning strikes directly above Cinderella's Castle, leading to striking pictures taken by visitors.
Kelsey Carragher, a visitor to the park who took one of the photos, said guests didn't seem to be frightened by the close bolts of lightning.
"The crowd seemed to be enjoying the lighting as much as they would have the fireworks," Carragher said.
Shortly after the storm, Disney World was able to continue with the special Fourth of July fireworks show, which was on Friday and Saturday.