Mutiny at Disneyland! Theme Park visitors are left stranded on SINKING Pirates of the Caribbean ride boats for an HOUR before being rescued – gifted vouchers for socks and ‘lightning lane’ passes over ordeal
Disneyland visitors said they were stuck on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride for an hour on Tuesday as the boats they were in started to flood.
A viral Tiktok video showed passengers waiting in a series of boats inside the cavernous ride at Disneyland in California as water began to pool at their feet.
Disneyland firefighters eventually arrived and helped them exit via a plank.
Justin James, a professional photographer from Los Angeles, uploaded the video and said as compensation the riders were given vouchers to buy dry socks and to skip the lines of their next rides.
‘It was a hot mess,’ wrote James. ‘Honestly thought we were gonna swim our way out of this.’
A viral TikTok video showed a group of people stuck on a flooding boat while on a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed ride at Disneyland in California
The video shows murky water in the boat and people, some in Mickey Mouse ears, with their legs raised to avoid getting wet. Other boats in the ride appear to have also been affected but the extent of their flooding is not clear.
A walkway that appeared to be about two meters long was set up to bridge the gap between the boats, which are guided through the ride by rails, and solid ground.
Firefighters held the hands of riders to provide them balance as they disembarked.
‘All they gave us was some $30 vouchers for socks and single lightning lanes,’ wrote James. His video has now accrued 1.5 million views.
The Pirates of the Caribbean ride is in the New Orleans Square area in the Anaheim Disneyland Park. The section of the park is based on 19th Century New Orleans.
Disneyland did not respond to questions from DailyMail.com about the malfunction of the ride.
The Pirates of the Caribbean ride (pictured) is in the New Orleans Square area in the Anaheim Disneyland Park
A walkway that appeared to be about two meters long was set up to bridge the gap between the boats, which are guided through the ride by rails, and solid ground
Disney introduced a new ‘Tier 0’ ticket, which is valid during the park’s least-visited days
Last year Disneyland ticket prices continued their year-to-year increase as they rose by an average of 8 percent in October.
One-day tickets now range from $104 to $179, depending on the day, with the one-day $65 ‘Park Hopper’ ticket add-on making the most expensive ticket $244.
Since 2017, when the park’s ‘Tier 5’ ticket was priced at $124, the most expensive single-day ticket – representing a new ‘Tier 6’ – has increased by 44 percent to $179.
Despite the price hike, a new ‘Tier 0’ ticket was introduced at $104 which is valid during the park’s least crowded days of the year.
‘Disneyland Resort is always planning the next new idea, attraction, and story,’ a Disneyland official said in a statement.
‘Our tiered ticketing structure offers guests different options to experience that magic throughout the year, including our lowest price point – which hasn’t changed since 2019.’