10 Facts About Jungle Cruise at the Magic Kingdom

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Jungle Cruise is a classic ride that is a staple of Adventureland's around the world. Featuring its skippers and characteristic bad jokes, it has become one of the most iconic rides in Disney World.

Today we are paying tribute to it with 10 facts about the Magic Kingdom version of the attraction.

 1. Casablanca plane

 In the Casablanca scene of the Great Movie Ride, there is half of a plane. The other half of the same plane ended up in Jungle Cruise.

2. True-Life Adventure

This ride and all of Adventureland was partially based on True-life Adventure. Walt Disney produced this series and it was popular enough to make it into the Disney Parks.

3. Dyed Water

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The water that you are floating on in the ride is dyed. The dye is distributed throughout the ride and comes out through the waterfall. This was to hide the track of the boat and to make the water look like it is deeper than it actually is.

4. The Movie

Next summer there is going to be a film adaptation of this ride.

5. Three canoes


At the start of this ride there are three canoes in tribute to Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy.

6. Jingle Cruise

During the Holiday season, Jungle Cruise gets decorated and has holiday-related jokes. The Sign in the front of the ride also reads Jingle cruise for Christmas.

7. 4 Versions

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Other than Disney World, you can find Jungle Cruise in Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, and Hong Kong Disneyland. The international versions have different storylines. 

8. Names of Boats

Each vehicle has a different name. The names are Amazon Annie, Bomokandi Bertha, Congo Connie, Ganges Gertie, Irrawaddy IrmaMongala Millie, Nile Nelly, Orinoco Ida, Rutshuru Ruby, Sankuru Sadie, Senegal Sal, Ucyali Lolly, Volta Val, Wamba Wanda, and Zambesi Zelda.

9. Serious Tone

In the early days of the ride, it had a much more serious tone and there were few jokes for the skippers to say.

10. Rivers

The ride goes through four rivers, the Amazon, Congo, Mekong, and Nile rivers.