Disneyland guests have to be rescued by firefighters after Pirates of the Caribbean boat ride 'SINKS' | The Sun

DISNEYLAND visitors were left stranded on a "sinking" ride as the boats they were in started to flood.

Shocking footage shows panic erupt as the packed Pirates of the Caribbean ride at the theme park in California began filling with water.

Horrified guests said they were left stuck in the boats for an hour before they were rescued.

A clip shared on TikTok shows people trying to prop their legs up to avoid getting wet.

Firefighters had to be called to help visitors exit the ride via a plank.

Footage shows the rescue workers holding guests' hands as they balanced on the beam to get out of the boats.

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Justin James was on the ride when it malfunctioned on Tuesday and shared dramatic footage of water pouring into the boats.

The professional photographer said: "It was a hot mess.

"Honestly thought we were gonna swim our way out of this."

He said disappointed guests were given vouchers to buy dry socks and allowed to skip queues for other rides as compensation.

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Justin added: "All they gave us was some $30 vouchers for socks and single lightning lanes."

The Pirates of the Caribbean ride is located in New Orleans Square at California's Disneyland Park in the city of Anaheim.

According to Disneyland's website, it is "considered one of the most immersive attractions ever created" for a theme park.

It is designed for all ages and was opened in March 1967.

The Sun has contacted Disneyland for comment.

It comes after Disney World Florida guests said they suffered "torture" after getting stuck on the It's a Small World ride for an hour as music played the whole time.

The ride is supposed to last no more than 15 minutes, but visitors had to endure the song for close to an hour as the boats they were on stopped working last summer.

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