Disney World Jungle Cruise ride sinks with people on board

Visitors on a boat ride at Disney World had a real-life adventure when the vessel started sinking and they had to escape.

Thankfully everyone on board the Jungle Cruise at the Florida resort managed to get off OK.

A video showed the boat starting to fill with water on Thursday at around midday.

The passengers were then evacuated safely after firefighters at the resort were called to the scene, according to Disney World officials.


Officials did not say how many passengers were on the boat or what caused the accident but they did confirm no-one had been injured.

The ride reopened shortly after the faulty boat was removed.

A photo posted on Twitter by a passenger showed other guests 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.

The Jungle Cruise, which opened in 1971, is one of Disney World’s biggest attractions.

It’s so popular that The Rock is making a film about it that is set to be released on July 24.

The safari-themed boat ride features animatronic animals.

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