UPDATED 3:05 PM EST.
Oh no! Breaking news from Walt Disney World. One of the Jungle Cruise ride vehicles has reportedly sunk with guests on it according to WDW News Today.
The boat has been identified as the Bomokandi Bertha, and it’s the first time a Jungle Cruise boat has sunk since 2004.
The incident occurred around 12:30 PM EST and the Jungle Cruise attraction was down for approximately 105 minutes.
— WDW Stats (@WdwStats) February 27, 2020
People have taken to social media to talk about the incident and share photos…
— Matthew Vince (@synewaves) February 27, 2020
— ThemePark Clickbait (@TPClickBait) February 27, 2020
… while others just poke fun at the incident.
The BEST jungle cruise ever! pic.twitter.com/XXQnePR7Yh
— Cindy_k (@cindykerns) February 27, 2020
Some used it to take a few shots at incoming Disney CEO Bob Chapek (who is known for his cheapness by Disney Parks fans)…
CM: Mr. Chapek, one of the Jungle Cruise boats sank today with guests aboard. Isn't it about time we ordered new boats for safety?
— Just A Dream Away (@JustADreamAway1) February 27, 2020
Maybe Disney can start upcharging for a private VIP Tour of the Backside of Water?
According to WESH 2, a Disney spokesperson said the park immediately called the Reedy Creek Fire Department to respond.
“A boat took on some water. Everyone got out of the boat safely,” Disney claimed.
No park attendees were reportedly injured.
More on this story as it develops.
[Source: WDWNT, Twitter]
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