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VIDEO: Giant Fish Tank Ruptures At Downtown Disney Restaurant

No customers - or fish - were hurt, thanks to quick-thinking servers.

Chris Queen


March 20, 2014 - 10:18 am


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:

All Chris Queen wanted to be growing up was a game show host, a weather man, or James Bond. But his writing talent won out. By day, Chris is a somewhat mild-mannered church communications director, but by night, he keeps his finger on the pulse of pop culture and writes about it. In addition to his Disney obsession (as evidenced by his posts on this website), Chris's interests include college sports -- especially his beloved Georgia Bulldogs -- and a wide variety of music. A native of Marietta, GA, Chris moved with his family as a child to nearby Covington, GA, where he still makes his home. He is an active charter member of Eastridge Community Church and enjoys spending time with family and friends. In addition to his work at PJ Media, Chris spent nearly a year as a contributor to NewsReal Blog. He has also written for Celebrations Magazine and two newspapers in Metro Atlanta. Check out his website,

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It looks like a little duck tape would have come in handy.
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Little Billy learned a valuable lesson on his Disney vacation - NEVER TAP ON THE GLASS!!!!!
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