Disney Cast Member Gets in Water After Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction Breaks Down

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Pirates of the Caribbean ride

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It isn’t every day that Disney fans see what happens when an attraction breaks down, and it’s scarce for a Cast Member to get soaking wet while assisting Guests. After Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean attraction broke down on Friday, the attraction lights were turned on, the audio-animatronics were turned off, and one Cast Member began wading in the attraction’s water to assist Guests onboard the ride boats.

Just before 11 a.m., the Twitter account DL Stats shared that Pirates of the Caribbean was temporarily interrupted. Although they claim that an interruption typically lasts less than 20 minutes, that was different for today’s attraction breakdown.

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What did Disneyland visitors say?

Salt Lake City Weekly editor Scott Renshaw visited Disneyland Resort on Friday when he experienced the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction stop mid-ride. At 11:11 a.m., Renshaw Tweeted that the boats had been at a standstill in the auction scene for around 20 minutes and soon after shared that an evacuation was imminent. While attraction evacuations are not uncommon, what Renshaw shared next is: the lights were turned on, the audio off, and a Cast Member was wading in the water to assist.

At this time, it’s still unclear why the Disneyland Cast Member had to wade into the Pirates of the Caribbean water during the attraction breakdown. Even though sometimes the attraction’s boats must be redirected for Guests to evacuate the ride safely if the research is that severe, this is rare for a typical Pirates of the Caribbean Guest to experience often.

Guests stuck on Pirates of the Caribbean during the breakdown were given complimentary FastPasses, although some still needed to be more pleased.

Over an hour after the ride interruption occurred and the attraction was evacuated, Pirates of the Caribbean remained temporarily closed.

Pirates of the Caribbean ride in My Disney Experience app
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We don’t know about you, but we can’t say we’ve ever experienced a ride interruption like this one. But even though The Happiest Place on Earth is known for creating magic for all Guests, we should remember that even Disneyland isn’t immune to reality. Sometimes, as Guests, we forget that ride interruptions can occur for any reason at any given time. 

Have you ever been to a Disney Parks attraction when it broke down? let us know in the comments!

Source: Scott Renshaw

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