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Guests evacuated after ‘Jungle Cruise’ boat at Disney World takes on water

“Our boat on the jungle cruise sank today. Fun times!"

A person stands knee-deep in water aboard a Jungle Cruise boat after the vessel took on water Thursday at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Matthew Vince via AP

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A “Jungle Cruise” boat filled with guests at Walt Disney World had to be evacuated Thursday after it took on water.

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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.

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.

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