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Universal's Islands of Adventure Ripsaw Falls is on Fire!!!

Postby robbalvey » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:27 pm

Universal's Islands of Adventure Ripsaw Falls is on Fire!!!
Update: Ride has reopened

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ORLANDO --

A fire has erupted at Islands of Adventures at Universal Studios in Orlando Saturday.

Guests and employees were evacuated from the park at about 5:30 p.m.

According to reports, the fire broke out at Ripsaw Falls.

No injuries were reported.

Toon Lagoon Island has also reportedly been evacuated as well.

Orange County and Orlando fire crews are responding to the fire.

News 13 is working to get more details.


UPDATE!

ORLANDO --

A "major fire" that erupted at Islands of Adventures at Universal in Orlando Saturday has been put out.

Guests and employees were evacuated from the park at about 5:30 p.m.

According to officials, the fire broke out at Ripsaw Falls.

No injuries were reported.

Official don't know how the fire started but they did say it started on the roof of the ride. They are actively investigating.

Toon Lagoon Island was also reportedly been evacuated as well.

Official don't know how the fire started, but they are actively investigating.

The water ride will be shut down at least through Sunday
. Some guests may get reimbursed, according to park officials.

Orange County and Orlando fire crews responded to the 2-alarm fire.

Thick, black smoke could be seen in the area.


More details:
www.cfnews13.com/article/news/2011/january/189282/Fire-reported-at-Islands-of-Adventure-at-Universal-Orlando

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I really hope this doesn't mean the end for an amazing attraction.

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Another Update:

http://www.wesh.com/r/26340546/detail.html

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Universal Studios Florida said a building fire prompted a ride evacuation at the Islands of Adventure theme park Saturday.

Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said the Ripsaw Falls ride was evacuated as a result of the fire and that guests and park employees were safe.

The fire is already out, Schroder said.

A WESH-TV viewer sent a photo from the park showing heavy smoke in the area.

There was no immediate indication of how the fire started.
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Re: Ripsaw Falls is on Fire!!!

Postby krazekiddd » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:31 pm

Wow! That's a fire!
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Re: Ripsaw Falls is on Fire!!!

Postby LoopLover » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:33 pm

Panic! This is one of my favourite rides in the park! It would be a shame to lose Dudley. That train effect is unbeatable but I still think they stole it from Mr Toad.

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Re: Ripsaw Falls is on Fire!!!

Postby chadster » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:35 pm

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Re: Ripsaw Falls is on Fire!!!

Postby SharkTums » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:42 pm

"Safety First, Accidents a close second"

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Re: Ripsaw Falls is on Fire!!!

Postby Midgetman82 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:47 pm

Oh wow, this is big! That brought up a lot of smoke. Good thing no one was injured, let's hope it can stay that way.
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Re: Ripsaw Falls is on Fire!!!

Postby robbalvey » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:51 pm

Does anyone see the irony of a fire breaking out on the water ride?

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Re: Ripsaw Falls is on Fire!!!

Postby 1pizza14 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:51 pm

YEIKES! Thats a bad fire! I really do hope that this is not the end of this ride. It was very fun evan though there was a 15 minute walk thru an empty queue line.

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Re: Universal's Islands of Adventure Ripsaw Falls is on Fire

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