LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - A large aquarium at the T-Rex Cafe in Disney's Downtown Marketplace in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., ruptured Monday pouring out hundreds of gallons of saltwater and fish all over the dining area.
According to reports, diners of the dinosaur-themed eatery scrambled away from the gushing water as restaurant servers and staff tried to save the fish.
Kate Wallace and her family told the Orlando Sentinel that they were sitting about 20 feet from the tank when she heard "a big noise" as the water poured out in a stream.
"There was a lot of commotion," she said. "The whole section just sort of went crazy.
Wallace posted an image to Twitter showing water from the tank gushing into the dining area.
Keith Beitler, of Landry's -- the company that owns T-Rex Cafe -- released a statement on the tank leak, saying, "A seal failed on the tank causing water to leak. Employees took action and did a great job rescuing all of the marine life, caring for our guests and managing the situation. The marine life has been moved to holding tanks and the restaurant is open for business as usual.''
Watch a video of the leak below (mobile users: http://ch7ne.ws/1nBRtS5):