The original Jungle Cruise opened on July 17, 1955 at Disneyland Park. Based on Disney’s award-winning True-Life Adventure films, the attraction had a more educational tone. In the early 1960s, Walt Disney introduced more drama and asked animator Marc Davis to sketch some humorous gags.
Over the years, more “wildlife”—and new wisecracks—were added. These updates, along with our talented skippers, make for fun surprises on every trip down the river.
Board a canopied tramp steamer and leave civilization behind on a tongue-in-cheek journey through the globe’s most “treacherous” rivers—and oldest gags.
Highlights of your unforgettable adventure include:
The Mekong River
Explore an age-old shrine, home to baboons, cobras and crocodiles.
The African Congo
Cruise past a camp overrun by explosively curious gorillas.
The Nile River
Behold bathing elephants, angry hippos and hungry lions guarding a sleeping zebra.
The Amazon in South America
A canopy of green trees opens up to a native shrine, a mammoth anaconda and ravenous piranha.
Throughout your voyage, you’ll enjoy lively narration from your brave and trusty skipper. It’s a sometimes perilous, always hilarious 10,000-mile journey you won't soon forget!
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".