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Jungle Cruise

A young princess points to something exciting while the skipper shares stories with Guests aboard a Jungle Cruise boat.

Disneyland Park

Adventureland®

Guests Can Be
Any Height
Age Interest

Pre-schoolers, Kids, Tweens, Adults, All Ages

Thrill Level

Slow Rides, Water Rides

Accessibility and Other Information

Accessibility
  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV
Interests

Discovery, 1955 Original Ride

Guest Policies
  • Supervise children at all times.
    Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
  • This location offers Sign Language interpretation at specific show times.  Schedules listing show times can be obtained by contacting Disneyland Resort Guest Information at (714) 781-4565, of by visiting any Guest Relations location.

  • Guests may remain in their wheelchair or Electric Convenience Vehicle to experience this attraction.
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the exit and contact a Cast Member for assistance. Guests must navigate steps when boarding and disembarking the boat. Guests who wish to remain in their wheelchair or electric convenience vehicle (ECV) may request an accessible boat.
Set sail for high adventure in Asia, Africa and South America during a guided tour of the world's most remote rivers.
A Jungle Cruise boat drifts on waters that wind through the lush Adventureland landscape

Go Wild!

Cast off on a thrilling expedition where tigers, gorillas, elephants and maybe even a headhunter await your arrival.

Trek to a dusty tropical jungle outpost—overflowing with cargo nets, wooden crates, rusty lanterns and faded marquee signs—and board a weathered tramp steamer for a tongue-in-cheek adventure through some of the world’s most “dangerous” rivers. Led by your trusty skipper, leave civilization behind as you cross continents and oceans through untamed waters rarely seen by man.

A True-Life Adventure
During your lively 7-minute journey, encounter awesome wonders of nature amid some of the world’s most exotic locales. Highlights of your unforgettable adventure include: 

  • The Mekong River
    Explore an age-old shrine, home to baboons, cobras and crocodiles.
  • The African Congo
    Tour an abandoned Pygmy site, glimpse a massive python and snap a picture of a camp overrun by curious gorillas.
  • The Nile River
    Behold bathing elephants, angry hippos and hungry lions—but be on the lookout for a tribe of headhunters, recently spotted in the area.
  • The Amazon in South America
    A canopy of green trees opens up to a native shrine, a mammoth anaconda and ravenous piranha!

Throughout the sometimes perilous voyage, take in lively narration from your friendly skipper, known for a brave heart and a clever joke… or two.

A trumpeting elephant on the Jungle Cruise attraction

Early Excursions

The original Jungle Cruise opened on July 17, 1955 at Disneyland Park. Based on Disney’s award-winning True-Life Adventure films, Jungle Cruise premiered with a more serious and educational tone. In the early 1960s, however, Walt Disney introduced more drama and lighthearted scenes and asked one of his most accomplished animators, Marc Davis, to sketch some humorous gags.

Over the years, as the Jungle Cruise landscape has grown, so has the cast of animals. These updates, along with the talented skippers, provide fun new surprises on every trip down the river.

Making History
For the first time—and for a limited time—the Jungle Cruise has received a holiday makeover and has temporarily transformed into Jingle Cruise.

The special seasonal overlay stays true to the themes, stories and proud heritage of this classic attraction—and offers more opportunities to giggle and sing out “ha”-la-la-la-la!

Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle sparkles with lights and holiday decorations

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Discover how the Disneyland Resort sparkles with even more magic during the most festive time of the year.

Jungle Cruise

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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