Splash Mountain log flume sinks during ride at Disney World
Passengers on the log flume tweeted late Sunday about a harrowing experience in which their boat took on water mid-ride at the Florida theme park.
“so we got out of our boat because it was sinking while we were stuck there,” wrote one rider, along with a video clip of the water-logged vessel. “the disney world employee decided to tell us that we should’ve stayed in the boat but it went under as soon as we all stepped out… nice”
Another passenger aboard the doomed trip tweeted a pair of before-and-after photos, the first showing her and her boyfriend seated in the ride with water up past their ankles, and the second of the mostly-submerged boat.
A third visitor wrote that the mishap happened shortly after the ride’s climactic moment.
A ride vehicle has completely sunk on Splash Mountain- just after the Riverboat finale scene,” their message read. “Boat is entirely under water, with its nose UNDER the log in front of it. Guests currently being evac’d PAST IT rather than an alternate route.”
The same visitor wrote hours earlier that he’d just gotten off the ride to find it eerily quiet.
“No joke- 80% of the animatronics are currently off,” the first tweet read. “Yikes.”
Walt Disney World did not immediately respond to a request for comment.