Fire at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure; Ripsaw Falls evacuated
Written by Domenik Jost
This evening around 5:30pm a major fire broke out at Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls in the Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park. The Orlando Sentinel reported that there were no injuries and that the entire Toon Lagoon island area was evacuated.Tweet
Smoke billowed above the area and was visible from throughout Universal Orlando Resort. This comes just after the busiest week Islands of Adventure has seen since its debut year. More from the Sentinel.
Update from the comments: Universal Studios spokesman Tom Schroder said the attraction would be closed for several weeks while workers repair the fire damage and perform additional seasonal maintenance.
Also, here's a photo from Brian J. Smith:
From Robert: This looks to me like it was taken from a backstage area. The fire clearly looks to be on the mountain itself. *Or maybe not, based on other views. Any other eyewitnesses out there?
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