Viral Twitter Video Shows a Splash Mountain Boat Sinking in the Water
Now that I’m a parent, I look forward to taking my own kids to visit the theme park and enjoy the magical experience I grew up with, but updated with modern characters, rides and shows. Seriously, one of the great parts of being a parent is the excuse to act like a kid again.
If you think Disney World is magical, like me, beware. Sometimes even in a magical place, things can go, well, differently than you would expect.
This past Sunday, a Twitter user named Sky posted a video that has us questioning just how safe some of the rides are at Disney World. The video was taken at the popular log ride, Splash Mountain, at the Magic Kingdom. Sky captioned her video writing, “so we got out of our boat because it was sinking while we were stuck there and the disney world employee decided to tell us that we should’ve stayed in the boat but it went under as soon as we all stepped out… nice #DisneyWorld #splashmountain #MagicKingdom #disney not okay????”
Watch the video of the submerged boat in the video below.
so we got out of our boat because it was sinking while we were stuck there and the disney world employee decided to tell us that we should’ve stayed in the boat but it went under as soon as we all stepped out… nice #DisneyWorld #splashmountain #MagicKingdom #disney not okay???? pic.twitter.com/15zMnP1wgX
— sky💫 (@skyelaringrsoll) August 3, 2020
In a comment on Sky’s video, another Twitter user shared another video of the same experience.
not to mention homegirl sat there and yelled at us basically for jumping out of a sinking boat, like what were we supposed to do, sit there be like “we good” #WaltDisneyWorld #MagicKingdom #SplashMountain @WaltDisneyWorld @Disney @DisneyParks @DisneyParksNews pic.twitter.com/Ef2YyIbTSp
— uaplt1 (@uaplt1) August 3, 2020
In the comments, many Twitter users agree that it was ridiculous for Disney employees to insist that the guests stay in the sinking boat, but some users side with the employees, saying that getting out of the boat could have been quite dangerous.
You were basically climbing out of a train car being pulled on a bicycle chain, you could have fallen between and been crushed by the machinery because you were afraid to get wet.. on splash mountain.
— A. Wise Bear (@Infrqnt_Unmptnt) August 3, 2020
Have you ever gotten stuck on a ride at a theme park before? Do you think the guests should have stayed in the sinking boat, or where they right to ignore the Disney employee and disembark?