Fish tank bursts inside Downtown Disney restaurant
Customers forced to scramble as water rushed out
Customers inside the T-Rex Cafe in Downtown Disney were sent scrambling Monday night after a fish tank inside burst open during dinner.
Katie Wallace posted a picture of the tank to her Twitter page just seconds after it happened. She says without warning, water began gushing out of a seam in the tank. Wallace says restaurant workers quickly rushed in to get people out of the way and save the fish.
A Disney spokeswoman called the leak small. She says some fish were removed as a precaution and some tables in the restaurant had to be relocated.
No people were injured and it's believed all the fish were saved. On Tuesday, lunch was being served at the restaurant and the tank was being fixed.
Local 6 learned the T-Rex Cafe is a contracted company owned by Landry Hospitality, which owns Bubba Gump Shrimp Company and Rainforest Cafe along with the T-Rex restaurant.
"A seal failed on the tank causing water to leak. Employees took action and did a great job rescuing all of the marine life, caring for our guests and managing the situation," said Keith Beitler, Senior Vice President Chief Operating Officer of the Specialty Restaurants Division. "The marine life has been moved to holding tanks and the restaurant is open for business as usual."
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