Major Disney Attraction Breaks Down for Over an Hour

in Walt Disney World

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Disney World is often seen as perfect, but at times, even the Most Magical Place on Earth experiences technical difficulties.

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When Guests visit Disney World and plan their park days at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, they often plan what attractions they want to ride. But what happens when the ride you have been dreaming of has a temporary closure? Unfortunately, the waiting game becomes your only option.

Today, Magic Kingdom’s popular attraction, the Jungle Cruise, closed for over one hour. If we look at WDW Stats (@WDWStats) on Twitter, we can see that the ride went down at 12:37 p.m.

Jungle Cruise has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 51 minutes.

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To see a ride go down for a few hours at Disney World is an inconvenience, but it is also expected as many attractions can develop mechanical issues. With Jungle Cruise operating on water, those issues can, at times, be even more difficult to fix. That being said, we now know that the ride is back up and running after an 89-minute closure!

Jungle Cruise has been reopened after an interruption of 89 minutes.

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When this happens, Guests should continue to look at their My Disney Experience app to see when the attraction is back up and running.

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Disney describes Jungle Cruise as:

Head Off to Adventure
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!

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Related: Jungle Cruise Refurbishment to Dig Deeper Into Backstory

Jungle Cruise is also undergoing a reimagining to rid the ride of offensive content and create a new inclusive storyline. To read more about that, click here. 

Related: Disney Imagineer Addresses Splash Mountain, Jungle Cruise Changes

Other attractions that often close down temporarily for maintenance are The Haunted Mansion, Carousel of Progress, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain. That being said, any attraction can close down at any time, so it is always great to be flexible when visiting Disney World and have a backup plan!

What ride do you often notice has to close at Disney World temporarily?

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