Jungle Cruise Boat Sinks: Disney Issues Response
Earlier today we reported on the Jungle Cruise boat that took on water and “sunk” at Walt Disney World.
And, apparently, “Bomokandi Bertha” is the ship that launched 1000 memes, as the internet was flooded with every ilk of joke.
If you enjoyed yourself, my name is Josh and this has been the world famous Jungle Cruise.
If you didn’t, then my name is Captain Nemo and this has been 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. https://t.co/Y3ElzQFZzU
— Josh (@themeparkjosh) February 27, 2020
However, there is a serious side to the sinking and many outlets reported on the official reaction from Disney.
“A Disney spokesperson said the park immediately called the Reedy Creek Fire Department to respond,” reported WESH 2. “A boat took on some water. Everyone got out of the boat safely.”
An Unforgettable Journey
WESH 2 also added that Disney said it worked with guests individually so that they could enjoy the rest of their day in the park. However, WDW did not say how many passengers were affected or why the boat took on water.
Of the Jungle Cruise, Walt Disney World’s official website explained:
Embark on a river cruise where dangerous beasts and dry wit abound. Board a canopied tramp steamer piloted by your trusty skipper, who will expertly navigate you through some of the world’s most treacherous waters.
Steam past lush foliage, butterflies and waterfalls on the Amazon in South America. Glimpse an abandoned camp overrun by curious gorillas on the shores of the African Congo.
Along the Nile, watch for bathing elephants, angry hippos and hungry lions. Be on the lookout for a tribe of headhunters recently spotted in the area. Your cruise continues down the Mekong River in Asia, home to baboons, cobras and other fearsomely life-like creatures.
It’s a 10-minute, 10,000-mile journey that you won’t soon forget!
Clearly, the folks on board “Bertha” won’t forget today’s journey.
That said, as of 8:00 PM this evening, The Jungle Cruise was up-and-running (with a short wait).