The Jungle Cruise


Jungle Cruise

The Jungle Cruise is a popular attraction at Disneyland, located in Anaheim, California. The ride, which takes visitors on a guided tour through various jungle settings, has been a staple of the park since it first opened in 1955.

The Jungle Cruise was one of the original attractions at Disneyland when the park first opened on July 17, 1955. The ride was famously designed by Imagineer Harper Goff. The ride’s inspiration comes from the adventure films of the 1930s and 1940s. The attraction is on the Rivers of America. This is a man-made river that winds through the park.

The Jungle Cruise originally featured animatronic animals and intended to be a serious and educational ride. However, the ride was not well-received by visitors and was eventually re-themed to be more comedic and light-hearted. The new version of the ride, which featured live-action skippers and jokes about the various jungle settings, opened in 1962.

Over the years, the Jungle Cruise has undergone various updates and renovations. In the 1970s, the ride updated to include new sets and animatronics, including the addition of an elephant bathing pool and a temple ruin. In 1994, the ride updated again to include new animatronics and special effects, such as a volcanic eruption and a jungle fire.

Jungle Cruise in the Media

The Jungle Cruise continues to be a popular ride at Disneyland, with its whimsical jungle setting and comedic skipper commentary drawing visitors of all ages. The ride is also in various Disney films and television shows. Most recently, the movie “Jungle Cruise” (2021) which stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.

In summary, the Jungle Cruise has been a beloved attraction at Disneyland since the park first opened in 1955. The ride originally intended to be educational. However, re-themed to be more comedic, and has undergone several updates and renovations over the years. Today, it remains a popular attraction that draws visitors of all ages with its whimsical jungle setting and comedic skipper commentary.

The Jungle Cruise Statistics

Land Location: Adventureland

Height Requirement: None


Ride Duration: 7 Minutes

Drop: None

Height Restriction: None

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

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