Disney World Animal Kingdom Safari Ride Crashes by Lions
Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom is known for allowing guests to get up close to animals, but a ride from Kilimanjaro Safaris recently got a bit too much Savage.
On Friday February 11, guests aboard the popular trek in the theme park’s Harambe wildlife sanctuary area experienced a delay of around 40 minutes due to a wheel axle malfunction on one of the vehicles. assets. In the end, the runners were forced to walk to the exit.
TikTok user @purely_katelin posted videos of the experience on his social media account.
According to Katelin, her safari truck was stopped near the lion exhibit for about 40 minutes. Katelin claims that at first the driver of the vehicle – an open-top truck – didn’t know what was going on, just that they had to wait there.
Luckily they had an epic view of the lions, which of course couldn’t reach the guests as they are surrounded by a giant moat. Other security measures in place ensure that the big cats cannot leave their designated area.
According to another rider’s comment on one of Katelin’s TikTok videos, some of the other safari animals allowed to roam freely in their designated sections along the hiking trail have been put away so they don’t attempt interact with blocked guests.
Eventually, cast members showed up and evacuated the guests from the vehicle, as well as the guests from several other nearby trucks.
Cast members brought ladders to help guests disembark from high-rise safari vehicles before asking them to return to the ride entrance.
Despite requests from cast members for guests to put away their cameras during the evacuation, the TikToker documented his entire experience.
When a follower asked if Disney Park had compensated evacuated riders to some degree, Katelin claimed they had given each guest affected by the malfunctioning safari vehicle a Lightning Lane single attraction pass.
The Lightning Lane pass allows a guest to bypass the normal queue for a ride for a much shorter priority line that gets the guest to the attraction as quickly as possible.