The beloved experience — which opened alongside the park in 1955 — reportedly broke down during a recent excursion, and video from the incident shows two cast members attempting to move riders along the ride's course with help from a second boat.
Trouble over on the Jungle Cruise in Disneyland as one of the boats broke down and had to be towed through the rest of the attraction!
Thanks to DFB reader Barb Close for sharing with us! pic.twitter.com/h4lD842UZc
— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) October 31, 2023
The clip, obtained by the Disney Food Blog (above), shows the broken boat's skipper discussing a "check service engine" malfunction while another joins two of the vessels together with a rope.
"We're going to go ahead and continue our journey. You're going to feel a slight tug," the cast member tells the guests, without missing an opportunity to continue cracking jokes on the microphone, in-line with the tone of the rest of the ride. "No worries, guys, here we go. We're now under someone else's power. We're saving gas."
EW has reached out to Disneyland representatives for comment.
Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Jungle Cruise at Disneyland
An opening-day addition to Disneyland, Walt Disney's entertainment resort that debuted in Anaheim, Calif. over 68 years ago, Jungle Cruise takes riders on a leisurely excursion through remote waterways, where they encounter various scenes depicting vicious animals, bathing elephants, and more, all while skippers make comical observations about the surroundings.
Like many Disney attractions have, Jungle Cruise was adapted into a movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, which released to theaters in 2021. A Jungle Cruise sequel is currently in development, with its stars expected to return for another journey.
Watch Jungle Cruise riders get towed through the attraction in the video above.
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