Jungle Cruise reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Jungle Cruise, a tour in Adventureland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
Written by Robert Niles
Climb aboard a tramp steamer inspired by the movie The African Queen for a cruise down the rivers of Asia, Africa, and South America. Your skipper will point out the animatronic "wildlife" along the way, while treating you to his spiel of pun-laden jokes.
The Jungle Cruise is as good as your skipper makes it. Several entertainers and Disney executives (including Pixar chief John Lasseter) got their start as skippers on Disneyland's Jungle Cruise. A great skipper, with fun jokes and the right delivery, can make a return visit to the Jungle Cruise as much fun as a revisit to a hot comedy club. A weak skipper, though, can have you noticing just how robotic some of those animals look. In 2013, Disney introduced a holiday version of the ride, called "Jingle Cruise," which added holiday-themed jokes to the skippers' scripts during November and December.
I thought it compared favorably to the Disneyland version. We had a great tour guide, I think that makes or breaks the ride. - Jeff Krinock
The Walt Disney World Jungle Cruise is (hands down) the quintessential Walt Disney the park experience. It is perhaps the greatest attraction in the history of themed entertainment. - TH Creative
We reached this ride at night and I think that made it more realistic going through a Jungle. The skipper made the trip even better!!! My 7 year old had a blast and he does not like boats. - Meg T.
Very good Disney ride that can be made great if your skippers funny. When i went we had an Ok skipper that made the ride meh to us. - Justin Knight
Incredibly awesome. Rarely are skippers bad and the AAs are great! - David L.
If you are for an exciting ride with lots of thrills and outstanding technology, this is not the place to be. The animatronics are the worst in all of Disney, the overall theming is, if so, mediocre. Nevertheless this is some kind of a must see, for it is one of the most humorous and funny rides you'll ever witness. Your skipper narrates and guides you through the different rivers of the world while you pass, as previously mentioned, rather poorly designed animatronic animals and environments. But HOW he/she guides you through this all makes this experience special. And, depending on who is your guide, the experience changes everytime. Watch out for the details while queuing, there's plenty to laugh at right from the start. - Chris W.
If you grew up in the middle of the 20th century, this will hold a nice place in your heart. The attraction is very nice but this is more of a tour not really a ride! - B Higgins
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