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Fire at the Tiki Room attraction inside Disney's Magic Kingdom

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Published: January 12, 2011 at 10:52 PM

While the rest of the country is having snow problems, Central Florida theme parks are having some problems with fires. Just less than two weeks ago a fire broke out at Universal's Islands of Adventure and today we got the news that a fire broke out in The Enchanted Tiki Room Under New Management attraction at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

According to the Reedy Creek Fire Department, fire crews were called to the attraction at around 5:30 p.m. tonight. The relatively small fire was said to have started in the attic of the attraction and was stopped from spreading to the rest of the attraction by the buildings fire sprinklers. The area around the Adventureland section of the park was briefly evacuated until firefighters were certain that the fire was completely doused. As of 8 p.m. RCFD spokesman Bo Jones said that the Enchanted Tiki Room was closed to park guests as crews worked toward clearing out the excess sprinkler water. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and crews are still working to determine the amount of damage this fire caused to the attraction. It is unclear when it will reopen at this time.

I do think both Disney and Universal deserve a round of applause for the way keeping up safety standards and handeling these situations very well with no guests and employees being injured.

Both local news station WESH and the Orlando Sentinel reported on the fire.

Readers' Opinions

From Raymond Sydowski on January 12, 2011 at 11:59 PM
I'll be the first one to say it: It was closed? How would anyone notice?
From 24.63.63.22 on January 13, 2011 at 7:54 AM
It must have been the Tiki gods being angry at the "new management"
From Anthony Murphy on January 13, 2011 at 7:59 AM
When you mess with Polynesia, the gods will Sleeze ye!

Its good to see that everybody was safe and proper protocol apparently was followed!

From Mike N on January 13, 2011 at 1:23 PM
And in other news, the staff at Tiki Room prepare for the largest crowds seen in years as cleanup crews enter the facility...

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