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Description And Comments

Jungle Cruise is an outdoor group boat ride through some of the world’s best-known simulated tropical waterways. You’ll pass through forest and jungle populated entirely by animatronic animals (some hostile) and natives.

Jungle Cruise was the park’s signature ride when it opened at Disneyland. With the advent of modern, highly themed, real zoo environments such as Animal Kingdom, the Magic Kingdom’s version would surely have faded into obscurity were it not for one thing: The skippers tell jokes. OK, jokes is a stretch—the skippers do the cheesiest, most groan-inducing stand-up you’ve ever heard.

The best Jungle Cruise experience we’ve ever had began with all the passengers agreeing beforehand to laugh enthusiastically at whatever jokes we heard. It took about two puns for the skipper to catch on and play along. The ride ended with us chanting the skipper’s name during thunderous applause, to which the skipper said, “Is this what unconditional love feels like? Take that, Mom and Dad!”

Touring Tips

Before you make a same-day FastPass+ reservation, ask a cast member what the estimated wait in the standby line is. We think the ride is better at night.

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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 Magic Kingdom Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will be 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.

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Operational Notes

Plexiglass shields separate parties when riding on the Jungle Cruise. Seating is limited due to center bench in each boat being unavailable due to social distancing measures. A hand washing station is near the ride’s exit.

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