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Tower Of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios re-opens following reports of 28 people trapped

It was reported that earlier today, Friday, 28 people had been trapped on the popular Tower of Terror ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Firefighters rescue 28 people from Tower of Terror attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

WFTV first reported earlier today in an article on its website that, Reedy Creek Fire Department had responded to a call at Disney's Hollywood Studios Friday afternoon, August 18.

28 people were reportedly trapped in one of the elevators/ride vehicles at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride, with WFTV reporting that guests were trapped on the ride for around 45 minutes before being evacuated.

In the initial news article from WFTV, they reported that firefighters from Reedy Creek Fire Department had helped with the evacuation of the 28 riders, but then changed the article to say that "it is unknown if the fire department ever responded to the ride to help with the evacuation."

Then in a further update to the original article, WFTV reported that Reedy Creek Fire Department did not respond to the ride to help with the evacuation.

Following WFTV changing its original article three times, the outlet has since removed the article entirely.

While its true that 28 people were trapped on the ride, and the ride was temporarily down, all guests were safely evacuated from the ride by Cast Members as per usual protocols, with no injuries reported.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has since reopened following the incident, showing a wait time on the My Disney Experience App of 145 minutes.

Firefighters rescue 28 people from Tower of Terror attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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