If you visit Walt Disney World, it is always important to know that attractions can temporarily close at any time. With Disney World having four theme parks with so many attractions within each one, maintenance issues are bound to come up as thousands ride every attraction, every day!
The good thing about a temporary closure is that, although it may move your day off its original course, the rides tend to run once again shortly after they close. When a ride undergoes a temporary closure, Disney usually needs to perform maintenance on the attraction without Guests present.
This ensures that all of the issues are correctly fixed so that Guests can have a safe ride and can also experience the attraction as it was intended, without any issues. When a temporary closure occurs, it is good to have a flexible mindset so that you can move to another attraction for the time being.
Today, this has had to happen for Guests looking forward to riding the Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom! The boat ride seemed to have shut down for a period of time today. WDW Stats (@WdwStats) reported:
Jungle Cruise has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 71 minutes.
— WDW Stats (@WdwStats) August 11, 2021
On the My Disney Experience app, we were also able to note the closure. Luckily, it seems that the Jungle Cruise attraction was the only closed attraction at the time of its closure!
If you ever experience a temporary closure on a Disney World attraction and want to be the first to know when it’s back up and running, be sure to stay on top of your My Disney Experience app. The app will post a wait time as soon as the ride can bring Guests along once more, which will signify you to head on over!
Disney describes the 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. 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!
What attraction have you seen close at Walt Disney World often? Let us know in the comments below!