ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A “Jungle Cruise” boat filled with guests at Walt Disney World had to be evacuated Thursday after it took on water.
No one was hurt, and the passengers aboard the boat got off the vessel safely after firefighters from the resort’s private government were called to the scene, according to Disney World officials.
The attraction was opened a short time later. Disney officials didn’t say how many passengers were on the boat or what caused it to take on water.
A photo posted on Twitter by a passenger showed other passengers standing on seats with water covering the boat’s bottom. Another photo showed what looked like a Disney employee standing in knee-deep water on the partially submerged boat.
“Our boat on the jungle cruise sank today. Fun times!” tweeted Matthew Vince, one of many social media reactions to the mishap.
Me: that’s enough internet for tonight
The internet: here’s a video of a Jungle Cruise boat sinking to the Titanic soundtrack: pic.twitter.com/YdO8lEV0Is
— Danny (@hayeslissack) February 27, 2020
we regret to inform you that the captain has gone down with the jungle cruise boat
— Disneyland (@Disneyland2go) February 27, 2020
Go to Disney world they said, go on jungle cruise they said. 🌈 pic.twitter.com/CNyMAr2f4Q
— Michael Farnham (@Mikeyy_29) February 28, 2020
The safari-themed boat ride features animatronic animals and wise-cracking boat operators. A “Jungle Cruise” movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt opens July 24.