Disney Cast member gets in water after Pirates of the Caribbean attraction breaks down

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Pirates of the Caribbean

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It isn’t every day Disney fans get to see what happens when an attraction breaks down, and it’s especially rare for a Cast Member to get soaking wet in the process of 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 wasn’t the case for today’s attraction breakdown.

Salt Lake City Weekly editor Scott Renshaw was visiting 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 in the Pirates of the Caribbean water during the attraction breakdown. Even though sometimes the attraction’s boats have to be redirected in order for guests to evacuate the ride safely if the breakdown is that severe, this isn’t so common for a typical Pirates of the Caribbean guest to experience often.

Guests who were stuck on Pirates of the Caribbean during the break down were given complimentary FastPasses, although some were still less than pleased.

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

Pirates of the Caribbean closed

We don’t know about you, but we can’t say we’ve ever experienced a ride interruption quite like this one. But even though The Happiest Place on Earth is known for creating magic for all guests, we should still remember that even Disneyland isn’t immune to reality, and sometimes as guests we tend to forget that ride interruptions can occur for any reason at any given time. 

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

Source: Scott Renshaw

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