Jungle Cruise in Adventureland at Disneyland Resort reopened in July 2021 with newly reimagined scenes! Over the last 67 years, millions of Disneyland Guests have boarded this adventurous boat ride into tropical jungles from around the world.
For a group of recent Disney Park Guests, their jungle adventure nearly went south! Tasha Bantau (@mom_of_3_crazy_girls on TikTok) shared a video of herself and other Guests stopping unexpectedly on Jungle Cruise.
Another boat is stopped just ahead of Bantau’s boat. Jungle Cruise wasn’t evacuated, so this was likely just a temporary stop to fix a minor issue or load or unload Guests.
As Bantau turns the camera around, another Jungle Cruise boat comes speeding around the corner and is inches away from crashing into hers:
“I was this close to becoming rich by suing Disneyland for neck and back injuries for a Jungle Cruise boat accident,” Bantau joked.
Thankfully, no one aboard Jungle Cruise was injured and the treacherous journey went on as planned!
More on Jungle Cruise
Jungle Cruise opened on July 17, 1955 at Disneyland and on October 1, 1971 at Walt Disney World Resort! Later iterations of the ride were added at Tokyo Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland. It also inspired a 2021 film, Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.
This hilarious boat ride is perfect for all ages and accommodates all heights. From Disney:
Cast off on a guided tour of the world’s most remote rivers where adventure abounds—and the animals get the last laugh.
Head off to AdventureBoard 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.
What’s your favorite Jungle Cruise joke? Let us know in the comments!
Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney Parks Guest experience. No two Guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Inside the Magic’s personal views on Disney Parks operations.