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While experiencing Jungle Cruise® Attraction in Adventureland® Area, you'll set sail on a 1930s tramp-steamer tour in the untamed waters of the Mekong, the Amazon and the rivers of Africa. You’ll be guided through the rivers by a skipper who cracks jokes along the way.
Cruising past Audio-Animatronics animals, the Amazon River will be your first destination. Inspiration Falls will be on your left, spraying refreshing mist, and then you’ll venture into the Congo River next. Coiling around on a branch in the river, watch out for the king cobra!
The Nile River, going on for “miles and miles, “ houses large elephants that you’ll glide right past. More animal Animatronics include giraffes, rhinos, zebras and more. Danger lurks around the corner with crocodiles and gigantic hippos.
Your skipper on Jungle Cruise® Attraction will continue to lead you deeper and deeper into the unknowns of the jungle, where explorers alike have gone missing. Traveling into the darkness of an ancient tunnel, your skipper tries to distract you with humorous tales, while you quietly reassure yourself there is nothing to worry about!
Safety arrives at the light at the end, where you’ll venture back out into the jungle and find elephants delighting in the waters (you might just get sprayed by a playful one). You’ll return to civilization at the end with your skipper giving you some safety instructions with of course, more jokes!
Try to experience Jungle Cruise® Attraction before lunch or later in the evening with a FastPass+, depending how many days you plan on touring Magic Kingdom® Park. Make sure to look at our 1-Day and 2-Day Touring Plans for suggestions.
Going at night is a completely different (and great) experience, but it might startle young children. Jungle Cruise® Attraction is like a Disney cartoon; it applies to kids and adults alike. Tad and Lily get a kick out of the scenery, especially the headhunters for some reason. Leap and Mommy Frog crack up over the skipper’s hilariously dry jokes. It’s a Frog Family favorite!
Jungle Cruise® Attraction is an outdoor safari-themed boat-ride attraction in Adventureland® Area at Magic Kingdom® Park. The duration of the attraction is about 9 minutes. The boats are free seating and have no restraints. Guests do not have to transfer out of wheelchairs or ECVs to load onto the boat. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
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The first version of Jungle Cruise® Attraction was very serious, based on Walt Disney's True Life Adventure Series. It wasn't until a few years later that the humorous vignettes were added. Walt Disney originally intended the Jungle Cruise® Attraction to be roaming with live animals. It wasn't until he realized that he couldn't control the animals' sleeping habits that he realized he could tell a better story using Audio-Animatronics®. This attraction is more appropriate for youngsters during daylight hours. Don't worry-- the hippos aren't dangerous unless they wiggle their ears! The plane in the jungle is actually only half a plane. The other half is in the Casablanca scene in the The Great Movie Ride® Attractionn at Disney's Hollywood Studios®.
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