Jungle Cruise

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Jungle Cruise

Board a trusty tramp steamer for a 7-minute guided tour of jungles from around the world, brimming with exotic animals and lush tropical foliage. Keep an eye out for potential perils — and stunning beauty — as your daring skipper navigates untamed waters with a skilled hand, a brave heart and a clever joke. Welcome to the world famous Jungle Cruise!


Depart civilization from a forgotten Victorian loading dock. Crossing continents and oceans, you'll explore exciting rivers around the world — including the Amazon of South America, the Nile of Africa, the Irrawaddy of Southeast Asia and the Ganges of India.


Experience up-close encounters with animals both beautiful and savage. Discover giant butterflies, growling tigers, hissing king cobras, snapping crocodiles, majestic elephants, mischievous gorillas, proud lions and angry hippos.


Jungle Cruise was one of the opening day attractions when Disneyland Park debuted on July 17, 1955. In fact, Jungle Cruise was one of the earliest attractions built, as Walt Disney wanted to make sure that the foliage had time to take root and flourish.

The ride was originally envisioned with a more serious and educational tone. Walt quickly decided to bring in a little humor and asked one of his most accomplished animators, Marc Davis, to sketch some humorous gags. The results were incorporated into the attraction starting in 1962.

Over the years, as the Jungle Cruise landscaping has grown, so has the cast of animals. Most recently, the piranha attack and other enhancements were added in 2005. These updates, along with the talented skippers, provide fun new surprises on every trip down the river.

Guest Policies

  • Supervise children at all times. Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
  • Guests may remain in their wheelchair or Electric Conveyance Vehicle to experience this attraction.
  • Sign Language interpretation available at specific times on designated days. Please visit Guest Relations to obtain a schedule.
  • 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 Conveyance Vehicle (ECV) may request an accessible boat.



Today's Park Hours:

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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