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Walt Disney World officials have announced that they plan to keep a popular roller coaster in their park closed for the summer while federal officials continue their investigation into an amusement park accident that killed an employee. Disney reported that a mechanic was killed in March while working on the Primeval Whirl, a roller coaster in Disney’s Animal Kingdom amusement park. This roller coaster has been shut down for maintenance since January, and Disney reports that it will not open again until September 14 at the earliest. The ride had previously been scheduled to reopen in April, but that opening was postponed until June until the most recent announcement that the ride will be closed for the summer.
Firefighters responding to a call doused a small fire that started backstage at one of Universal Orlando’s resorts recently. A spokesperson for Universal Orlando said that the incident was a “small pyro fire,” that could have been caused by a malfunctioning part of the pyrotechnics display during the performance of a resort attraction called Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue. Firefighters were called to the scene as a precaution, and the fire did not cause any major damage or interrupt the show’s schedule.