Escape from Pompeii Catches Fire

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I loooove the on ride music. I hope it opens back up soon.
One of the first things I thought about was that the park might not have good backups of the music. Lol.

It does make me wonder why the audio is still not complete in the last room. You would think sound issues would be an easy fix.
 
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I am at the park from what I have seen there is little damage. Sorry can't seem to get the pic down to a small size to share here. Waiting to see if the sky ride reopens as it's still in s weather hold. From walking around it looksd like that is the only publicly accessible location that might have an angle that will reveal anything.

For those who asked the music playing appears to be Italian possibly opra yo mu untrained barbaric ears.
 
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If they were to demolish it what about christmas town?
 
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The sky ride doesn't appear to be reopening tonight so I am out of here. I will try to get back soMHe time soon and see if I can get any shots from there that show anything. The perks of being local to the park.
 
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If they were to demolish it what about christmas town?
Setting aside the fact that there is no reason to believe that EfP is going to be demolished, ...

If for whatever reason they couldn't decorate the Pompeii building, they would develop a new concept for that area. If they somehow had nothing in that area, they would just have the event without it.
 

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From what I've read here and a couple of TV news articles on it that don't really say much, I'm going to guess that it was one of the HVAC roof units that had a problem. Most likely either a fan motor or compressor died. We had this happen recently to one at my office and it stunk up the area that it feeds pretty bad with a burning smell. Took either three or four days to get the part in to fix it. I'd have to imagine that the size of the units on the roof of Pompeii are pretty large and if they are old then this is plausible. So IF this is the cause it may take a few days to fix.
 

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Ok. It also could be a gas leak i guess.
 

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Many credible sources have reached out to clarify that the fire was isolated to the attraction building's roof. It doesn't sound like anything in the building's interior was touched at all.

Truthfully, if it weren't for the vast amounts of propane inside the building and the fire's proximity to the Colonial Pipeline, it doesn't sound like the fire alone would have justified the scale of the response from JCC's fire department. In other words, it seems like this was a really big deal only because of where the fire was, not because of the fire itself.

Still not being told anything about a reopening timetable for Pompeii, but from the damage assessments I've heard, I can't imagine it's going to take very long to fix.
 

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anybody going to busch gardens today?
 

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Maybe the fire will add to the theming
they should take advantage of the hole in the ceiling by taking the screens from deadline, placing them in the hole, and making them show a shower of flying rocks from mt. vesuivius. that would be, quite literally, lit

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I've always thought they should add the Disney falling rubble effect to Pompeii. You know, the one with the conveyor belts making ice drop from the ceiling? The ride deserves an update honestly. They should take advantage of the opportunity (if slight repairs are needed).
 
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