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|Opening Date: October 1st, 1971|
|Ride Length: 8 minutes||Minimum Height: N/A|
|Handicapped Access: Guests in wheelchairs and ECV's can remain in them.|
|Fastpass: Yes||Rider Swap: No|
|Attraction Type(s): Ride Through, Water Cruise, Tour|
The Jungle Cruise is an outdoor boat cruise through Disney's man-made jungle waterways. You'll encounter animatronic elephants, lions, rhinos and hippos in addition to the hostile natives.
Your boat tour through the jungle will be on one of 15 cruise boats with your very own skipper who will tell jokes throughout your tour (Note: if you go on the Jungle Cruise more than once its highly likely you'll hear the same 'jokes' - they have used them for years).
The tour guides are what make this attraction so fun with their witty banter with guests whilst attempting to stear the boat around the narrow river, being careful not to get you soaked at the waterfall!
Towards the end of the ride you pass through a dark cambodian temple where tigers watch over the ancient treasures. When you emerge you head back to civilisation, hopefully not too scared or wet!
In one part of the ride you'll notice what appears to be a downed airplane. The other half of this airplane can be found in The Great Movie Ride in Hollywood Studios, it is used for the Casablanca scene!