Published: January 15, 2014
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.