Jungle Boat Cruise, Adventureland, Walt Disney World, FL  » Travel  »
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  • Now you know many people I know, no longer bother with this ride
  • You also see a hunter having a little problem with his overturned jeep and some Rhinos
  • It's worth a look see if you've never been or if you need a break and definitely take your kids on it at least once

    • by Why Georgia
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      Another original Walt Disney World Ride that has been there since Disney World opened in 1971 is the infamous “Jungle Cruise Ride” in Adventureland. Now you know many people I know, no longer bother with this ride. I don’t always but if I have time I do. It’s another one of those that is great if you’re exhausted and hot and need a sit down break! It might have to do with my age and health! These kind of rides seem to be way more appealing to me these days than “Space Mountain”!

      Kids also seem to like this ride. This ride can vary depending on which Boat Captain you get as well. The times it is the most fun is when you get a Captain that obviously loves


      his job and adlibs and makes the ride funny and a little unpredictable.

      You board a boat that takes you on a tour of four continents. You will come to this one area where you see a hippo wading in the water. The guide will say ” We’re coming up into some waters known for dangerous Hippopotamus, but don’t worry. They only attack if their ears are wiggling”. And of course, you come up upon them only to find their ears wiggling every single time!

      You go to cruise by a waterfall and it starts to look like the Captain is going to steer you right under it. He does indeed take you in front of it and behind it. More than once, I’ve gotten splashed! As it turns ...


      • out, the Skipper doesn’t control the boat at all. it’s all on a track! Oh the magic of Disney! Also the animals that you see throughout the Jungle (and there are many) are not animatronic. They are able to move through the use of pneumatics and air pressure.

        You also see a hunter having a little problem with his overturned jeep and some Rhinos. The elephants are getting a cool drink in the water and they suddenly lift their trunks and spray the water. Then it becomes a guess as to whether you’ll pass safely by or will they end up spraying you. You see a Gator in the water, Zebras, Lions sunbathing on a rock,

        The success of your Jungle Cruise Ride largely lies on the Skipper. If he’s tired,

        he just runs through the schtick in a monotone manner. If he’s in a good mood, he’s not only funny, but much more apt to adlib.

        Being a Florida Resident and having spent so much time in the years at the theme parks, I’ve read up on all the behind the scenes info. I was pleased to read that the Jungle Boats all run on “green” fuel. Very cool of Disney!

        This ride’s queue takes up to maybe 45 minutes at it’s worst time. It’s usually not as bad at night but of course at night, you can’t see as well. It’s worth a look see if you’ve never been or if you need a break and definitely take your kids on it at least once. Disney classic at it’s finest!




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