Jungle Cruise

Adventureland, Magic Kingdom

  • Main Details

  • Park Magic Kingdom
  • Land Adventureland
  • Ride Type Boat Ride
  • Restraint None
  • Thrill Level Low
  • Ride Duration 9mins
  • Pre-Show
  • Post-Show
  • Gift Shop
  • Extra Magic Hours

  • Morning EMH
  • Evening EMH
  • Queue Details

  • Disney Genie+
  • Lightning Lane Purchase
  • FastPass+
  • FastPass+ Demand Low
  • Standby Line
  • Standby Wait Medium
  • Single Rider Line
  • Interactive
  • Indoor Queue
  • Outdoor Queue
  • Comfort Level Medium
  • Important Dates

  • Grand Opening Oct 1 1971
  • Ride System

  • Type Boat Ride
  • On-Board Audio
  • Restrictions

  • Height Req. None
  • Age Children under age 7 must be accompanied by person age 14+
  • Frightening Kids
  • Accessibility May remain in Wheelchair/ECV
  • Captioning Assistive Listening System and Sign Language
  • Photography

  • On Ride Photo

Frogs return to the Magic Kingdom's World Famous Jungle Cruise after a 49-year hiatus
3 years ago

Disney completes the updates to the Jungle Cruise in Magic Kingdom
3 years ago

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Jungle Cruise closed for refurbishment Sep 12, 2017 to Sep 17, 2017

Jungle Cruise closed for refurbishment Sep 11, 2017 to Sep 19, 2017

Jungle Cruise closed for refurbishment Mar 01, 2016 to Mar 03, 2016

Jungle Cruise closed for refurbishment Apr 13, 2015 to May 08, 2015

Jungle Cruise closed for refurbishment Aug 19, 2013 to Sep 30, 2013

The Jungle Cruise takes guests through a river cruise along the tropical rivers of the world. A friendly skipper delivers a live narration at rapid fire pace, and it's non-stop humour the whole way.


Facts and Figures

  • Opening date: October 1 1971
  • Ride time: 9 minutes approx
  • Water volume:  1 750 000 gallons
  • Plant life: More than 500 different varities of plants
  • Boat power: The boats are powered by 4 cylinder Chevy engines
  • Number of animated figures: 130+


The Jungle Cruise was based on Walt Disney's True Life Adventure seeries. The original idea for the Jungle cruise at Disneyland was for it be much more serious, and to include real living animals. Once this turned out to be impractical, the show was designed to use Animated Figures instead. The original version in Disneyland originally opened without the much loved humor that we enjoy today. The light hearted version was introduced in the early 1960s, a few years after opening. When it came for the Jungle Cruise to be built at Walt Disney World, the same jungle humor as created by legen Marc Davis was once again the basis of the attraction.

Boat Names

  • Amazon Annie
  • Bomokandi Bertha
  • Congo Connie
  • Ganges Gertie
  • Irrawaddy Irma
  • Kwango Kate
  • Mongala Millie
  • Nile Nelly
  • Orinoco Ida
  • Rutshuru Ruby
  • Sankuru Sadie
  • Senegal Sal
  • Ucyali Lolly
  • Volta Val
  • Wamba Wanda
  • Zambesi Zelda


The Jungle takes guest through:

  • Amazon River
  • Congo
  • River Nile
  • Mekong River