Recently a boat on the ride the Jungle Cruise, at Disney World in Orlando, sank in the middle of the attraction, with all passengers on board. Thankfully, no one was injured, and the internet’s reaction is the best thing to come out of it!
Disney World’s Jungle Cruise Sank
Unfortunately, Disney World in Orlando will close this week, due to the coronavirus. However, a few guests who went last week had quite the experience! While on the attraction the Jungle Cruise, a boat ride with animatronic animals, a ride vehicle sank, leaving visitors soaking wet. As the boat made its way through the ride, which has been open since 1971, it slowly started to fill with water. According to Matthew Vince, one of the passengers, more than a foot of water had flooded the boat with everyone on it before help came. “It went from floating to sunk in about a minute. Everyone was fine, and we were rescued in about 20 minutes,” Vince said to CNN.
Later on, Dinsey confirmed the sinking, saying that the Reedy Creek Fire Department quickly arrived on the scene. Thankfully, everyone got off the boat in time, and Disney compensated everyone for their wet clothing and belongings. However, when the internet found out about the “Jungle Cruise incident,” they had a field day…
The Hilarious Memes
We bet that Disney wishes the story ended on a happy note, with all of the passengers feeling comfortable and dry. Unfortunately, for the company, the story did not end there. Thankfully for everyone else, it was about to get even funnier! The incident made its rounds online, and earned some hilarious reactions, justifiably so. Some users brought up the speculation that this was all just a publicity stunt to promote Jungle Cruise, a new Disney film, starring Dwayne Jonson. While it’s not true, no press is bad press, as they say! “Jungle Cruise” actually spike on Google the day of the incident!
Meanwhile, others simply made fun of the entire sinking. One Twitter user, DisneyDweller, wrote, “Imagine being a casual tourist on a Jungle Cruise boat and it just straight up sinks, and you don’t know if it’s part of the ride or not.”
And the reactions just kept on… flooding. User theWillSource tweeted, “People claim they want more immersive, realistic experiences, but then complain when their Jungle Cruise boats begin sinking. Like, that happens sometimes, k?” To top it all off, one Twitter user re-uploaded the video of the sinking Jungle Cruise and added the iconic song “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic.