A massive fish tank at T-Rex Cafe in Downtown Disney ruptured on Monday afternoon, sending hundreds of gallons of water rushing into the dining room. At 4:00 p.m., a seam in the tank gave way, causing the rupture and leak. Diner Kate Wallace captured the incident in the photograph above and spoke to a North Carolina television station about the experience.
“We were sitting about 20-feet away,” Wallace said in an e-mail to WGHP. “The people sitting at the table next to it did get wet… I don’t know how they could have avoided it.”
Wallace said workers quickly entered the tank in an effort to save the fish.
“The staff did a great job of springing into action. They were clearing guests out of the immediate area, trying to contain the water and working to save the fish,” Wallace said.
One person was told the workers were able to save “all of the fish.”
The restaurant remained open while crews worked to clean up the water.
Fortunately no diners – or fish – were injured, though a Disney spokesperson said that the restaurant removed some of the fish for safety purposes and relocated a few tables to accommodate cleanup and repairs. Another diner captured the incident on video: