This just in! We have heard reports from Magic Kingdom that a Jungle Cruise boat has just gone down at Disney World!
And one of our DFB readers was THERE when it HAPPENED! See the photo of the sinking boat BELOW water HERE!
This image was sent to us by a guest who was at Disney World today! As you can tell from the image captured, this event all unfolded very quickly. As you can see, guests who were on board exited safely as the water continued to flood in.
As of right now, the Jungle Cruise is closed. We’re not sure how long the attraction will remain down, but probably at least until they figure out why this happened!
UPDATE: Jungle Cruise has reopened with a 35-minute wait.
In case you were wondering, there are 15 Jungle Cruise boats in circulation. The one that sank today is Bomokandi Bertha, which is one of the wheelchair lift-equipped boats. There is another wheelchair equipped boat — Wamba Wanda — so if this Bertha goes out of commission for a bit there should be no need to worry about having access to a wheelchair equipped boat.
The system does run on an underwater navigation system, but the reason for the sinkage is unknown at this time. Also, no injuries have been reported at this time.
We’ll keep you updated as this story progresses! Stay tuned!