UPDATE (5:30pm): Updated information from the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District (local governing body that Reedy Creek FD is part of) is that firefighters did not assist with an evacuation and that they did not enter the building. BlogMickey.com spoke with Cast Members familiar with the situation that said that the evacuation was “normal”. It is not immediately clear if a call was placed for an assist from the Fire Department. Our original article and previous updates continue below.
UPDATE (5pm): Only one side of the Tower of Terror attraction is currently operating following a reported evacuation this afternoon. The “Echo” (left) elevator shaft is not operational this afternoon and the wait time for the attraction has jumped to over two hours.
Our original article continues below.
Following roughly 45 minutes of downtime, the Reedy Creek Fire Department was called to rescue 28 guests from the Tower of Terror attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. Wait time data from thrill-data.com shows that the attraction was closed from roughly 2:45 until shortly after 4pm this afternoon.
Tower of Terror is currently operational again following the call which included a response from multiple units including the Special Operations unit from the Reedy Creek Fire Department, according to information from the Department. It’s not immediately clear if the Fire Department assisted in the evacuation or if there was just a call for help.
BlogMickey.com is working on obtaining more information about the evacuation and will update this article should more info be made available.
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