Popular Disney Boat attraction stops swimming due to temporary closure – Inside the Magic
If you are visiting Walt Disney World, it is always important to know that attractions may temporarily close at any time. With Disney World having four theme parks with so many attractions in each of them, maintenance issues are inevitable as thousands of people ride through each attraction, every day!
The good thing about a temporary closure is that while it can move your day off its original course, the rides tend to start again soon after they close. When a ride experiences a temporary closure, Disney typically must perform attraction maintenance without guests present.
This ensures that all issues are properly resolved so that guests can ride safely and also enjoy the attraction as intended, without any issues. When a temporary shutdown occurs, it’s good to have a flexible mindset so that you can move on to another attraction for the time being.
Today, that must have happened for guests eager to take the Magic Kingdom Jungle Cruise! The boat ride seemed to have stopped for a while today. WDW Stats (@WdwStats) reported:
Jungle Cruise has been temporarily suspended. On average, an interruption lasts 71 minutes.
– WDW Statistics (@WdwStats) August 11, 2021
On the My Disney Experience app, we have also seen the closure. Fortunately, it looks like the Jungle Cruise attraction was the only attraction closed when it closed!
If you ever experience a temporary closure of a Disney World attraction and want to be the first to know when it’s back up and running, be sure to stay in the know with your My Disney Experience app. The app will show a wait time as soon as the ride can bring guests again, which will tell you to continue!
Disney describes the jungle cruise as:
Go on an adventure
Embark on a river cruise abounding dangerous beasts and dry spirits. Climb aboard a canopy steamboat piloted by your trusty skipper, who will expertly guide you through some of the world’s most dangerous waters.
Pass 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 spooky creatures.
It’s a 10 minute, 10,000 mile trip that you won’t soon forget!
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