Firefighters from the Reedy Creek Emergency Services were called to Disney’s Animal Kingdom park today to assist after 12 people were stuck on a halted ride.
The guest were passengers on the Kali River Rapids attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, said Bo Jones, assistant fire chief for Reedy Creek.
The guests were stranded on the ride for 40 minutes.
“No one was in jeopardy or in a dangerous situation,” Jones said. The guest got stuck after “some sort of malfunction on the ride,” Jones added, but it’s not clear what caused the malfunction. None of the passengers were injured. Firefighters were called to the scene at 1:21 p.m. and by 2 p.m. everyone was off the ride, Jones said.
No injuries were reported.
Disney officials said that the river was being drained and the ride would reopen later.
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