Description And Comments

An outdoor cruise through jungle waterways. Passengers encounter animatronic elephants, lions, hostile natives, and a menacing hippo. The boatman's spiel adds to the fun. Once one of the most elaborate attractions at the Magic Kingdom, the Jungle Cruise now seems dated. Since the advent of the Disney's Animal Kingdom, the attraction's appeal has diminished, but in its defense, you can always depend on the ride's robotic critters being present as you motor past.

A Pelham, Alabama, woman agrees that the Cruise is past its prime:

Jungle Cruise severely needs an update. Our tour guide indulged in annoying comedy to make up for the lack of excitement. I would rather have been eaten by the animatronic hippos.

Perhaps to combat this, Disney gives Jungle Cruise a makeover for each Christmas season. Running from early November through early January, the attraction features holiday-themed jokes in the skipper's script, and Christmas items in the queue and around the attraction. Here's a video of the ride experience:

Touring Tips

A convoluted queuing area makes it very difficult to estimate the length of the wait for the Jungle Cruise. A mother from the Bronx complains:

The line for this ride is extremely deceiving. We got in line toward early evening; it was long but we really wanted to take this ride. Every time the winding line brought us near the loading dock and we thought we were going to get on, we'd discover a whole new section of winding lanes to go through. It was extremely frustrating. We must have waited 20 - 30 minutes before we finally gave up and got out.

Fortunately, the Jungle Cruise is a Fastpass+ attraction. Before you obtain a Fastpass+, however, ask a cast member what the estimated wait in the standby line is.

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 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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