‘We’re on a walking safari with toddlers’: Disney guests get stuck in lion enclosure

A group of tourists on a safari inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida were stuck in a lion enclosure for over 40 minutes and had to be evacuated.

One of the tourists shared the experience of the guided tour of the Harambe Wildlife Reserve through a series of TikTok videos.

The reserve houses 34 species of animals including crocodiles, lions, elephants, hippopotamuses and black rhinoceroses that roam free on the 110-acre land.

On 12 February, Katelin, who goes by the handle @purely_katelin on TikTok, posted a video on the video sharing platform that showed her family enjoying the safari.

She captioned the video: “We were enjoying it THEN…stuck for 40+ mins… #disneyworld #animalkingdom #nightmareonthesafari”

In the video, which collected more than 270,000 views and 7,000 likes, she narrated that her family and the other tourists had been stuck in the lion enclosure for over 40 minutes.

“30 minutes later … still stuck in the lion enclosure,” she narrated. “Haven’t moved, no one — this lady driving has no idea why.”

“Here’s the deal y’all: They’re evacuating us with a ladder, and we have to walk the rest of the way,” she added.

In another video, Ms Katelin explained the reason behind the hold up.

While the tour usually takes 18 minutes, Ms Katelin and her family were stuck with other tourists and had to be evacuated after one of the vehicles’ front wheel broke and buckled.

This caused a congestion as other vehicles could not…

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