Guests Are Horrified by Disney’s Newest Animatronic

in Disneyland Resort

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The amount of rides and attractions at Walt Disney World, Disneyland as well as the international Parks is overwhelming, to say the least. Within Disneyland alone, there are so many fun, thrilling and enjoyable experiences that Guests can choose from.

One of the most beloved aspects of Disney’s collection of attractions has to be the incredible animatronics that are sprinkled throughout them. Some of the most legendary examples can be found in “it’s a small world” and Matterhorn Bobsleds as well as the newer suite of attractions found in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Jungle Cruise Boat
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Some more beloved animatronics can be found on Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise, a classic among Park-goers. Here Guests will encounter snakes, elephants, and of course, crocodiles.

According to a post on Reddit, a new animatronic has made its way to a Disneyland attraction. See the post below shared by u/The_starving_artist5:

A new animatronic gator has recently been added to the Disneyland Jungle Cruise ride. It’s in front of the temple with the tiger. It’s mouth opens and closes and I think it makes noise. It’s a small size not very big

A new animatronic gator has recently been added to the Disneyland Jungle Cruise ride. It’s in front of the temple with the tiger. It’s mouth opens and closes and I think it makes noise. It’s a small size not very big from submergedanimatronic

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As you can see, a small yet terrifying animatronic has been added to Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise attraction. While we know the animatronics are all fake, we can’t help but lean toward the middle of the boat when we see the crocodiles/alligators and snakes during the attraction. This small addition will surely scare Guests who are not expecting it.

Those in the comments found this particular addition quite terrifying, with many discussing how scary the ride already was, “awesome another horror added to the ride, as if it wasnt scary enough.”

We will have to watch our backs the next time we board Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise!

Walt Disney Jungle Cruise
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Disneyland officially describes the Jungle Cruise as follows

Head off to Adventure

Board a canopied tramp steamer and leave civilization behind on a tongue-in-cheek journey through the globe’s most “treacherous” rivers—and oldest gags.
Highlights of your unforgettable adventure include:

  • Ancient Cambodian Shrine
    Come face-to-face with leaping tigers, lethal cobras and snapping crocodiles.
  • Jungle Cruise Safari Camp
    Cruise past a former camp overrun by explosively curious gorillas.
  • Indian Elephant Bathing Pool
    Venture into this sacred pool where you’ll see bathing Indian elephants. Feel free to take pictures—they have their trunks on.
  • The African Veldt
    Behold angry hippos and hungry lions guarding a sleeping zebra.
  • Schweitzer Falls
    Be awed as you take in a true natural wonder—the back side of water!

Throughout your voyage, you’ll enjoy lively narration from your brave and trusty skipper. It’s a sometimes perilous, always hilarious 10,000-mile journey you won’t soon forget!

A Classic Cruise

The original Jungle Cruise opened on July 17, 1955 at Disneyland Park. Based on Disney’s award-winning True-Life Adventure films, the attraction had a more educational tone. In the early 1960s, Walt Disney introduced more drama and asked animator Marc Davis to sketch some humorous gags. 

Over the years, more “wildlife”—and new wisecracks—were added. These updates, along with our talented skippers, make for fun surprises on every trip down the river.

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At Disneyland, there is so much for Guests to enjoy! Now that the mask mandate has dropped for fully vaccinated Guests, Guests can enter buildings without a face covering if they so choose. Walking up to Sleeping Beauty Castle is always a dream, especially when you get to go inside and relive the story of Aurora and Maleficent. Riding classics like “it’s a small world”, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Splash Mountain, and more will have you feeling the magic, and craving a churro! Toontown is currently gearing up for a massive change which will be revealed in 2023 with the reopening of the land, and the debut of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Plus, now at Disneyland, Guests can enjoy Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk, or green milk, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run. Now, Guests can also enjoy Disneyland Forever and the Main Street Electrical Parade!

What’s your favorite part of Jungle Cruise at Disneyland?

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