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Kali River Rapids Rescue

12 people were rescued from the Kali River Rapids ride in Animal Kingdom, According to The Orlando Sentinel.

Firefighters from the Reedy Creek Emergency Services were called to 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.
Jones said none of the passengers were injured and thankfully, were only stranded on the ride for 40 minutes.

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“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.

Disney staffers will reset the experience and make sure it is safe for people to ride before reopening it for guests. If you ask me, I think getting stuck on Kali River Rapids isn’t the worst thing to happen on a Disney trip. Which ride would you like to get stuck on at Disney World, assuming you wouldn’t be in danger? Leave your answer in the comments below.

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