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Watch a Fish Tank Burst in a Disney World Restaurant

Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.

A fish tank inside T-Rex Cafe in Downtown Disney at Florida's Disney World broke, spraying water into the dining room. The Instagram video below shows the water bursting out of the large circular tank directly onto dining room tables and staff directing customers to leave the area. According to witness reports in the Orlando Sentinel, staff kept fish safe: "[E]mployees scooped up the fish in a net as the water level dropped quickly and brought out trash cans and long-handled squeegees." Witnesses say (and the videos below also suggest) that the tank appeared to be leaking at a seam. Go, watch:

Video: Fish Tank springs a Leak at T-Rex Cafe

· Huge Fish Tank Bursts at Downtown Disney Restaurant [OS]
· @edgesoftheearth [Instagram]
· Fish Tank springs a Leak at T-Rex Cafe [YouTube via @RonRuggles]
· All Disney World Coverage on Eater [-E-]

T-Rex Cafe

1676 E Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830