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Update: Rides Closed and Victims Counted as Disney Park Recovers From Devastating Fire

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The scene at one Disney theme park today went from bad to terrible after a fire erupted and engulfed a beloved dining location. After a quick response from Disney’s fire and rescue team, cast members and fans are left to look back on the effects of this shocking incident.

Related: Guests Evacuated as Fire Breaks Out at Popular Disney Restaurant

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Guests Watch in Horror as Disney Restaurant Catches Fire

Cowboy Cookout BBQ, a beloved and iconic dining spot at the Disneyland Paris Resort, was unfortunately engulfed in flames earlier today, December 15. This devastating incident has left many in shock and dismay, as this rustic western-themed restaurant holds a special place in the hearts of both locals and tourists alike.

The Cowboy Cookout BBQ has always been a vibrant hub of activity and a favorite destination for those seeking a taste of the Wild West. The sound of laughter and the savory aroma of smoky barbecue would waft through the air, enticing Disney park guests from all corners of the resort to gather together and partake in a memorable culinary experience. Unfortunately, fans today were instead engulfed with a different kind of smokey aroma when the restaurant caught fire.

According to the Disneyland Paris Report, the incident seemed to be “centered around the location’s fireplace.”

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Aftermath of Disney Fire Revealed

Now that the fire has subsided, we have a better idea of what the incident’s damage was. Disneyland Paris Resort has reported that there were no casualties from the fire and that the fire had been contained. As a result of the fire, Big Thunder Mountain and the Frontierland Theater were both closed. It is likely that those locations will reopen as usual tomorrow.

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As for Cowboy Cookout BBQ, only time will tell if and when this location will reopen. Hopefully, the damage was as minimal as possible. While this situation is certainly a sad one, it is wonderful to know that no guest or cast member was hurt by this fire at Disney.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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