Description And Comments

A boat ride through jungle waterways. Passengers encounter elephants, lions, hostile natives, and a menacing hippo. A long-enduring Disney favorite with the boatman's spiel adding measurably to the fun.

As more technologically advanced attractions have been added to the park over the years, the Jungle Cruise has, by comparison, lost some of its luster. Though still a good attraction, it offers few thrills and no surprises for Disneyland Park veterans, many of whom can rattle off the ride's narration right along with the guide. For park first-timers, however, the Jungle Cruise continues to delight.

For the 2014 Christmas season, Jungle Cruise will be sailing under Jingle Cruise from 11/13/2014 to 1/6/2015. The seasonal attraction features holiday-themed jokes in the skipper's script, a few Christmas items in the queue and around the attraction, and substantially longer waits.

Touring Tips

This ride loads slowly, and long lines form as the park fills. To compound problems, guests exiting Indiana Jones tend to head for the Jungle Cruise. Go early, or during a parade or Fantasmic! Be forewarned that the Jungle Cruise has an especially deceptive line: Just when you think that you are about to board, you are shunted into yet another queuing maze (not visible outside the ride). Regardless of how short 
the line looks when you approach the Jungle Cruise, inquire about the length of the wait, at least you will know what you are getting into. If the second floor of the queue building is in use, you're in for at least a 20-minute wait. When the queue splits before the loading dock, the left lane is often quicker. Finally, many readers consider the Jungle Cruise much better at night.

Jungle Cruise Wait Times

This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Jungle Cruise when you visit on a day with a given Disneyland Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Jungle Cruise Wait Times.

Special Comments

A Disney standard.

Special Needs

Other Attractions in Adventureland

Touring Plans with Jungle Cruise

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