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Disneyland has cancelled its nightly fireworks display for a sixth night in seven, after an employee was injured during a show last week.

The Orange County Register reports that the park's "Believe in Holiday Magic" Christmas fireworks show was cancelled again on Wednesday, December 28, with the incident still under investigation. The employee, who suffered the injury on December 22, sustained possible ear damage after a firework exploded prematurely.

Although Disneyland has cancelled the majority of its fireworks displays since the incident on safety grounds, it did go ahead with the show on Christmas Day. Engineers and pyrotechnics specialists are examining the fireworks ahead of each performance, before making a decision on whether or not to proceed.

According to the report, state investigators were due to visit the park on Wednesday, but were unable to do so. The state has not mandated that the fireworks displays be cancelled, with Disney taking the decision unilaterally.

To compensate guests for the absence of the popular fireworks display, the Disneyland Resort has added an additional performance of the World of Color nighttime show at Disney California Adventure. It is also running an extra performance of Fantasmic! at Disneyland itself.

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Let's hope that this doesn't affect the fireworks shows set for the New Year's celebrations.

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