PHOTOS: Images Surface of Guests Clinging to Sinking Jungle Cruise Boat at the Magic Kingdom

With news breaking of a Jungle Cruise boat sinking at the Magic Kingdom, guests are now sending in images of the boat taking on water. They’ve seen the backside of water, but on today’s cruise, they’re getting to see the underside of water.

In this photo, we see guests from another boat looking out at the sinking vessel as guests climb up to avoid getting even more wet. There’s even a guest standing up by the hull of the boat. Luckily, the waterways are surprisingly rather shallow throughout the attraction.

Image Credit: Twitter user @synewaves

Twitter user @synewaves shared this photo of various guests’ feet well underwater, even as they stood on top of the boat’s bench seating to stay somewhat dry. On the right is the boat’s wheelchair lift. This is one of the two boats for the attraction that are equipped with wheelchair lifts, meaning until this boat is repaired, guests in wheelchairs looking to transfer onto the Jungle Cruise may see some longer waits.

Image Credit: Twitter user @synewaves

The boat, seen here as the Bomokandi Bertha, sank at approximately 12:30 PM, causing the ride to be shut down. The incident caused an interruption of 105 minutes, just enough time to unload the soaking passengers and tow away the sinking boat. There have been no reported injuries.

A video has also surfaced of the affected guests being aided off the sinking vessel and onto dry land by Cast Members. Guests had to be evacuated onto the heavily vegetated, on-stage “jungle” part of the attraction due to their distance from the boat dock.

The only other reported boat sinking for the Jungle Cruise was back in 2004, when the Sankuru Sadie sank after taking too much water, but was quickly returned to service.

We will continue to update this post as this is still a developing story.

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Jason
Jason
7 months ago

This is an accurate real analogy of what the Disney company is under Bob Chapek … a sinking ship 🤣

lorraine ann cramer
lorraine ann cramer
7 months ago

I guess someone didnt laugh at the cruise directors jokes today?

Christine
Christine
7 months ago

They were warned what would happen if they didn’t laugh at the jokes..

Melanie B
Melanie B
7 months ago

I wonder if the skipper tried to make any jokes about it. It would be… too tempting.

Will
Will
7 months ago

Amazing! How many people can say that they sunk in the jungle cruise ride at the Magic Kingdom. They ought to give them a framed photograph commentating the event! That’s something to tell their grandchildren… that is if Disney is still around then after all the stupid decisions they’re making such as painting Cinderella’s castle to look like a List Vegas casino.

Heidi
Heidi
7 months ago

Bertha wasn’t feeling herself today she was retaining alittle water which just drags everyone else down.

Kevin M
Kevin M
7 months ago

You jump I jump.
Music….. my heart will go on…..

Paul Holstein
Paul Holstein
7 months ago

That’s terrifying. Imagine facing the alligators and the head hunters out there all alone in the jungle. Those guests were very brave and my congratulations to the rescue team from Disney that risked their lives to save them.

Jeff Shrewsbury
Jeff Shrewsbury
7 months ago

What would cause a sinking Jungle Cruise boat?

Rinshu
Rinshu
7 months ago

Water