In a recent video from Twitter user @skyelaringrsoll, it shows a fully submerged ride vehicle as guests look on from the nearest ledge they could climb up to:
It seems the evacuation was not initially performed under the supervision of a Cast Member, as guests had to find a way out once water started entering the ride vehicle. In the video, dialogue is heard between a Cast Member and the guests. A Cast Member is heard saying, “Guys, I kindly ask that you do not get out of your…” To which the guests promptly retorted, “But do you see the boat?” The Cast Member then responds, “I understand that, but this is a safety hazard.”
According to guests inside the log, they claim the ride vehicle sank shortly after they all “stepped out.” Another Twitter user, @_jayy09, posted a video of an in-ride announcement that was made before the ride was reportedly “powered off.”
While it’s unclear exactly what events led to the submerging of the ride vehicle, guests have expressed concern that they were expected to remain in their seats even as the log flooded with water.
We’ll be at the Magic Kingdom tomorrow to check on the status of the attraction in light of these recent events. Have you been evacuated from Splash Mountain since the reopening of the Magic Kingdom? Let us know in the comments!