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Huge fish tank bursts at Downtown Disney restaurant

Diners jumped from their tables at a Downtown Disney restaurant Monday afternoon after a huge aquarium broke, sending hundreds of gallons of water onto the floor.

After the cylindrical tank at the T-Rex Cafe erupted, one patron described the scene as “chaos” as restaurant employees scooped up fish in a net and rushed diners out of the room.

A Disney spokeswoman told WKMG-TV the leak was small. She said some fish were removed as a precaution and some tables had to be relocated.

A seam on the tank apparently ruptured about 4 p.m., witnesses said. It wasn’t clear what cause the tank to break.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, no injuries were reported, but a witness said some people sitting directly below the tank must have gotten wet.

Some of the diners stopped to take cellphone video of the water cascading from the tank and employees escorting patrons from the room.

Reporters’ inquiries were refered to the T-Rex Cafe’s parent company, the Landry’s restaurant chain.

The interactive T-Rex Cafe features four dinosaur-themed dining rooms.



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