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    Fire Closes Safari Attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom Sunday
    February 11, 2008



    PHOTO: BigPigletFan 08/21/07


    A small fire broke out on Kilimanjaro Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Sunday afternoon leaving one girl slightly injured and three others who requested immediate medical care after leaving the ride vehicle -- closing the ride for the rest of the day.

    The fire broke up between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. near the front of a safari truck. Fire and medical vehicles were sent to the scene, but the fire was mostly out when Reedy Creek Fire District arrived according Bo Jones, Reedy Creek Fire District's assistant chief.

    An engine hose failed, resulting in a fire in the engine compartment according to Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger.

    Four guests requested medical treatment for minor injuries. One woman complained of a knee injury from jumping from the truck and was sent to Celebration Health.

    The attraction remained closed for the remainder of the day, which is standard Disney procedure when accidents or malfunctions occur. All Safari vehicle hoses will be inspected prior to their re-opening Monday.


    More on the Story: Miami Herald; Orlando Sentinel.
    Last edited by BigPigletFan; 02-15-2008, 10:18 PM. Reason: updated information

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    Re: Fire Closes Safari Attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom Sunday

    Thank god the injuries were minor!
    Thanks for the story Big Pig :cwink:
    ♥ "Don't care about all the pain in front of me
    'Cause I'm just trying to be happy." ♥


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      Re: Fire Closes Safari Attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom Sunday

      Originally posted by BigPigletFan View Post
      Fire Closes Safari Attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom Sunday
      February 11, 2008



      PHOTO: BigPigletFan 08/21/07


      A small fire broke out on Kilimanjaro Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Sunday afternoon leaving one woman slightly injured and three others who requested immediate medical care after leaving the ride vehicle -- closing the ride for the rest of the day.

      The fire broke up between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. near the front of a safari truck. Fire and medical vehicles were sent to the scene, but the fire was mostly out when Reedy Creek Fire District arrived according Bo Jones, Reedy Creek Fire District's assistant chief.

      An engine hose failed, resulting in a fire in the engine compartment according to Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger.

      Four guests requested medical treatment for minor injuries. One woman complained of a knee injury from jumping from the truck and was sent to Celebration Health.

      The attraction remained closed for the remainder of the day, which is standard Disney procedure when accidents or malfunctions occur. All Safari vehicle hoses will be inspected prior to an expected re-opening Monday.


      More on the Story: Miami Herald; Orlando Sentinel.
      Do they mean re-opening Monday as in the same day (Feb 11th) or the following Monday? As in Feb 18th?

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      • #4
        Re: Fire Closes Safari Attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom Sunday

        Feb 18th
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz-c7Ees4QQ

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          Re: Fire Closes Safari Attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom Sunday

          Sunday was the 10th. So, I'm assuming they meant Monday the 11th. We were going to ride right around that time on Sunday but the line was way too long. We were going to then go back Monday morning for Extra Magic Hours but out hotel didn't have water (Wilderness Lodge), so we slept in and got up when the water was repaired. Thankfully that happened because I doubt the ride was back open first thing in the morning.
          -Tim

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          • #6
            Re: Fire Closes Safari Attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom Sunday

            KS has re-opened.
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            • #7
              Re: Fire Closes Safari Attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom Sunday

              Thanks for posting that BPF. I heard about it through the KSR grapevine a couple days ago. Thank goodness the injuries were minor. But gosh darn.. we need some new trucks. They can leave a couple of the old ones, like the safari ferraris... but it would be lovely to get new ones... or at least do complete re hauls on them.
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              • #8
                Re: Fire Closes Safari Attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom Sunday

                No problem RockStarTink283. :cgrin: I updated the information to include that it did re-open just fine on Monday. I hope the concern of updating ride vehicles will come up again after this public incident.

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