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Description And Comments

One of the Magic Kingdom’s largest attractions, the Jungle Cruise is an outdoor, group boat ride through some of the world’s best-known 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 zoo environments (including Disney’s Disney's Animal Kingdom), the Magic Kingdom’s version would surely have faded into obscurity were it not for one thing: The boat skippers tell jokes. Actually, “jokes” is a stretch—the skippers tell the cheesiest, most groan-inducing puns you’ve ever heard. If you’re in the right frame of mind, it’s glorious. If not, take heed of this Pelham, Alabama, reader’s warning:

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

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

Ride Through Video

Jingle Cruise Video

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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