We've heard that the captain goes down with the ship, but do Jungle Cruise riders have to go down with their boat? On Feb. 27, riders of the famous Walt Disney World ride were left soaked after their boat, well, sank. It's not exactly the experience you expect to have at Walt Disney World, but, hey, it makes for a great story.
Which is why, when Matthew Vince took to Twitter to post about what happened, he started a whirlwind of memes at Disney's expense, because really, what the heck, Disney? But also, if you told us that this was some really strange advertisement for the upcoming movie based on the sunken ride, we'd probably believe it.
Since posting his story on Twitter, he managed to get Jungle Cruise trending with an array of memes and comments that are far funnier than anything any Jungle Cruise Skipper has ever said.
Here are some of the best responses to Walt Disney World's Jungle Cruise boat sinking.
Because, honestly, these jokes write themselves.
We guess the Jungle Cruise skipper goes down with the ship too.
we regret to inform you that the captain has gone down with the jungle cruise boat— Disneyland (@Disneyland2go) February 27, 2020
RIP cap'n. Also, this whole thread is incredible.
Those passengers better be making bank.
We like the thought process here, but is your ghost about to sue them?
Imagine getting in a Jungle Cruise boat and your captain says they're your "swim instructor."
We'd be out of that boat before you could say "Trader Sam".
It's been 84 years....
And we could still feel that nasty water all over our jeans.
Bob Chapek's tenure as Disney's CEO is...umm...starting off great.
He's correct either way.
Hey, cool, Disney brought back 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!
Honestly, though, Disney could lie and say it is.
Imagine being a casual tourist on a Jungle Cruise boat and it just straight up sinks and you don’t know if it’s part of the ride or not— Cameron (@DisneyDweller) February 27, 2020
If they've never been on it before, who's to say it isn't?
Our hearts will go on.
Jungle Cruise will not.
Yeah, seriously, Disney is just trying to give the people what they want.
People claim they want more immersive, realistic experiences, but then complain when their Jungle Cruise boats begin sinking. Like, that happens sometimes, k?— Squishy Whale Underbelly Candle Co (@theWillSource) February 27, 2020
Make up your minds, people!
This is funny...
But here's hoping all those animals actually are fake.
Apparently the Rock and Emily Blunt team up to save tourists from the skipper's notoriously bad jokes.
They were given great material.
God, I hope that Jungle Cruise skipper hammed it up while guests were being evacuated...— Josh (@themeparkjosh) February 27, 2020
"Well, if this isn't a perfect metaphor for my love life: you're all leaving and I'm left sinking."
If the skipper did this, we'd be next in line to ride, sunken boat or not. That skipper would deserve a raise.
For real though.
The water is five feet deep, guys. You're fine.
Thanks to Disney, some kids will never be able to look at hippos again.
Honestly, though, want to go down an internet black hole? Enjoy some of Disney's best (most traumatizing?) fails.
Ah, a joke a true skipper would be proud of.
I’ve been trying to think of something funny to say about the jungle cruise but I’ve bottomed out.— Matt (@HorizonsOne) February 27, 2020
We would say this joke went over swimmingly.