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VIDEO: Disney Guests Stuck on Sinking Boat For an Hour

It’s unclear whether there has been an increase in ride breakdowns, malfunctions, and issues as of late or if there are just more people capturing incidents like this on camera. Whatever the case, we have been seeing a lot of strange occurrences on attractions at Disney Parks this past year.

A TikTok video posted by @hazeysmom22 captured one of these moments on camera a few days ago. The unfortunate event happened on the “it’s a small world” attraction located in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park.
@hazeysmom22 We were stuck for over an hour, the torture 😭 #smallworlddisneybound #disney #disneyworld ♬ Oh No – Kreepa

Captioned, “We were stuck for over an hour, the torture,” the video captures a boat in front of theirs, completely tilted to the left, looking like it was about to fill with water. Guests tried leaning the other way to avoid getting wet.
A family in the front of the ride can be seen taking care of their baby, trying to entertain the infant during the long wait. Needless to say, it would not be ideal to have a situation like this occur with young children on board.
A few days ago, another ride breakdown occurred at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, located in EPCOT. A TikTok video posted by @coledioress states that the attraction was stuck for 30 minutes, with Guests screaming for help in frustration.
Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind

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In all fairness, they were waiting in the dark, which might trigger unknowing Disney Guests on a thrill ride like this. Last month, another boat sinking incident was captured on camera at Walt Disney World Resort.
This one occurred on Splash Mountain, and it was not an isolated incident! The ride experienced two similar malfunctions earlier in the year.
Splash Mountain

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Disneyland is no stranger to situations like this either. We recently reported that Southern California’s version of Splash Mountain also suffered a ride breakdown, with one of its logs stopping at the attraction’s peak, before the fall.
In addition, Guests on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad recently got stuck mid-ride and had to evacuate through tunnels to the exit. While situations like this are not ideal, technology is not foolproof, so it’s beneficial to be aware that malfunctions do occur at the parks from time to time.

About Christy Weinberg

Christy is a West Coast writer with a special place in her heart for Disneyland Resort and Aulani. Growing up near the Parks, she was an Annual Passholder for about twenty years, often frequenting the Resort several times per week. Though she recently moved to the Pacific Northwest, she carries the magic with her by writing about Disney and connecting with the Disney community on social media.