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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Original DISNEYLAND Attractions: The Jungle Cruise

One of the original and largest DISNEYLAND attractions is the world famous Jungle Cruise. However, the guests of today would find the trip down the rivers of the world quite different back in 1955. 

Sure, the boats looked similar and the vegetation was less expansive, but the biggest difference was the skippers. Back in 1955, they were deadly serious and told no jokes. After a year or so of the super serious skippers, Walt Disney wanted a change. He enlisted the help of Disney Legend Marc Davis, who decided a funnier Jungle Cruise was in order. DISNEYLAND operations feared what Mr. Disney would think when the proposal was presented to him. He surprised everyone by loving it. DISNEYLAND's Jungle Cruise would be joke filled forever more.