PHOTOS: Cast Members Enter Pirates of the Caribbean Water to Evacuate Stranded Guests at Disneyland Park

Guests riding Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Park on Halloween night got a trick rather than a treat. The popular attraction broke down for nearly 90 minutes Sunday, October 31.

Photo: Brian Rokos, Riverside Press-Enterprise/SCNG

According to a report in The Orange County Register, Cast Members had to wade into the water to push loaded boats to evacuation points. The Cast Members wore neoprene waders to enter the water.

Photo: Brian Rokos, Riverside Press-Enterprise/SCNG

The unplanned downtime happened at approximately 6:00 PM. After trying to restart the ride system for 30 minutes, the evacuation began. The Orange County Register also reports that the Disneyland fire department assisted with the evacuation.

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After exiting backstage, guests were given two MaxPass-style passes for any attraction except Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Haunted Mansion Holiday.

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  1. I recall the ride breaking down once when my youngest son was about seven years old. He had severe asthma and we broke down in the part with all the Misty Waters there in the pirate ship battle. By time he got out his lips were blue he could barely breathe and the fire department had to come and give him a breathing treatment.

  2. What ar e the most common reasons for a shutdown? I’ve always wondered. They spent 30 mins trying to restart, but what does that mean?

    1. They had to find the finger from the guy who stuck his hand in the water. Happens every Thursday, no big deal.

    2. I never though about it very much, but I assume the major things are water pumps to move the water and if I recall there is a fairly extensive conveyor belt system to move the boats to the unload area. However it could easily be some simple electronic sensor that died. Obliviously someone had planned ahead to have waders available for the cast members to be able to get in the water and move the boats by hand.

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