Jungle Cruise | Disney World

Last Updated on: May 26th, 2023

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom’s Jungle Cruise ride including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!

Jungle Cruise | Disney World Description

Jungle Cruise (Disney World)On the Jungle Cruise, located in Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland, set sail for high adventure on a scenic boat tour of the most exotic and exciting rivers across Asia, Africa and South America.

Embark on a cruise where hippos, elephants and maybe even a headhunter await your arrival.

Trek to a forgotten tropical jungle outpost—home to suspended cargo nets, wooden crates and lanterns—and board a canopied tramp steamer for a tongue-in-cheek adventure led by a trusty skipper through some of the world’s most treacherous rivers.

  • A True-Life Adventure: During your 10-minute journey, encounter awesome wonders of nature amid some of the world’s most exotic locales. Highlights of your adventure include:
  • The Amazon in South America: Drift past a canopy of green trees and flowering orchids where giant butterflies meet rushing waterfalls.
  • 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 Mekong River: Explore an age-old shrine, home to baboons, cobras and other wild creatures.

Along the way, take in lively narration from your friendly skipper, known for a brave heart and a clever joke… or two. It´s a ride you won’t soon forget!

Jungle Cruise | Disney World Fun Facts

  • The Jingle Cruise holiday overlay began in 2013.
  • There are 15 vehicles in the ride.
  • Skippers stopped carrying guns (to shoot at hippos) in 1999.
  • Jungle Cruise was originally a serious attraction with less jokes in the script.
  • The temple is unique to Disney World and not part of the Disneyland version.

Jungle Cruise | Disney World Details

Jungle Cruise | Disney World

Related Movie(s):

Related News:

About the Author

Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.