Tags: disney | fish | tank | bursts

Downtown Disney: Fish Tank Bursts at Cafe, Sending Water Everywhere

Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 06:38 PM

By Angela Deines

A large fish tank full of marine creatures burst at a Downtown Disney restaurant on Monday, sending water onto the floor and customers scrambling.

While customers were being told to leave the T-Rex Cafe dining room, some stayed to capture the leaking tank on their smartphone video cameras.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Story continues below video.

Officials at the Houston, Texas-owned company that operates the T-Rex Cafe issued a statement Tuesday, saying a seal on the tank failed, causing the leak.

“Employees took action and did a great job rescuing all of the marine life, caring for our guests and managing the situation,” the statement read, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “The marine life has been moved to holding tanks and the restaurant is open for business as usual.''

Kate Wallace, 28, of San Diego, told the Sentinel that she and her family were sitting about 20 feet away from the large, circular tank and heard a loud noise. She described “a lot of commotion” that followed but said staff acted quickly to help customers after water began streaming into the dining room.

"The staff — they were doing the best job that they could," she said. "It was craziness. Just kind of people freaking out. It's not something that you see very often. How do you respond to that?"

According to witnesses, staff members scooped up the fish with nets and used trash cans and long-handled squeegees to contain the damage. There were no injuries reported.

In addition to the Downtown Disney location, the Houston-based Landry’s Inc. owns and operates one other T-Rex restaurant in Kansas City, Kan. According to the company’s website, the family-oriented restaurant allows customers to be “transported to a prehistoric world filled with enormous animatronic dinosaurs and delicious entrées cooked in the Kitchen of Fire.”

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

UC Davis Ebola Case? Adult Patient With Virus' Symptoms Admitted

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 20:25 PM

A patient with Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to UC Davis Medical Center in California on Thursday in "good" condition . . .

Mummified Mongolian Monk Found Sitting in Lotus Position

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:54 PM

A mummified Mongolian Buddhist monk, which may be as many as 200 years old, has been discovered sitting in a lotus medit . . .

Ohio State Patrol Marijuana Bust: 235 Pounds Worth $1.2M Recovered

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:34 PM

Ohio State Patrol officers recovered 235 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $1.2 million during a traffic st . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved