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A Jungle Cruise Boat Sank Into Murky Waters At Disney's Magic Kingdom

"Looks like Jungle Cruise now features the underside of water."

Posted on February 27, 2020, at 4:14 p.m. ET

A Jungle Cruise boat sank into murky waters at Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando on Thursday, putting passengers at grave risk of encountering attacks in the wild from...ducks.

The news was first broken by Blog Mickey, which obtained this photo of patrons clinging to the boat as it went down in the treacherous waters of Magic Kingdom Park.

Here's a photo sent to us of the Jungle Cruise boat sinking that we reported earlier Story: https://t.co/oFhltI9dVz

One of the guests on the doomed boat, Matthew Vince, tweeted a photo of people's feet submerged in water while they stood on the seats.

Our boat on the jungle cruise sank today. Fun times! #wdw

Here's another photo of the boat well underwater.

Disney confirmed to BuzzFeed News that a Jungle Cruise boat took on some water and that the park immediately called the Reedy Creek Fire Department to respond to the incident.

Everyone got out of the boat safely and the attraction was reopened, Disney said.

According to WDW Stats, a non-Disney affiliated Twitter account that is dedicated to tweeting about the wait times and ride interruptions at Walt Disney World, the Jungle Cruise ride reopened after an interruption of 105 minutes on Thursday afternoon.

Jungle Cruise has been reopened after an interruption of 105 minutes. https://t.co/vQYBwvBzj7 #MagicKingdom #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

The incident prompted some classic Jungle Cruise humor on Twitter.

Looks like Jungle Cruise now features the underside of water https://t.co/lxa3thc0px

My mom’s thoughts on the Jungle Cruise boat sinking sent me πŸ’€βœˆοΈ

The 8th wonder of the world - the inside of water! #JungleCruise https://t.co/dcaDdUxVdO

Some wondered if it was just a giant publicity stunt for the upcoming Jungle Cruise movie.

I know Disney needs publicity for the new #JungleCruise movie, but sinking a ship with guests in it seems extreme.

Others sent thoughts and prayers to first-time riders who had never before experienced the adrenaline-pumping 10-minute riverboat ride traversing down the rivers of Asia, Africa, and South America, while encountering dangerous (animatronic) beasts.

Imagine riding Jungle Cruise for the first time and thinking THIS IS PART OF THE RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/00rNbXGYeN


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