The Jugle Cruise has never been a part of Disneyland that dazzled me.
If I had never seen it in Disneyland I'd think it would be some kind of Rainforest Cafe safari or something, not a classic Disney ride.
Anyways, I was just at the park on Dec. 14th and saw something rather shocking.
The ride was basically walk-on (I'd say 1 minute wait at most) when right next to it, the Indiana Jones ride had a 40 minute wait.
Disneyland has refurberished many of it's classic rides, but seem to be overlooking Jungle Cruise.
It's technology is HIGHLY outdated and there is no real "special effect" I can think of throughout the whole ride.
And I know a lot of Disney enthusiasts on this site love the Jungle Cruise and I respect that and whatever reasons you may have.
But don't you think it's time for an update? (i hesitate to say refurberishment because then people automatically start thinking of the adition of disney characters, and that is now where i'm going at)
The Jungle Cruise could be an amazing ride with the technology of today.
Simple back and forth movements of fake-looking animals in a slow speed ride just doesn't seem to fit in the 21st century Disneyland.
Um, you are listening to your tour guide, aren't you?
"Here You Leave the World of California Today and Enter the World of, um, er, California Today."
When does it rain? Ive rode that ride about 13 times and Ive never seen rain effect! /cry
The rainforest has a mist system and the on/off switch is in the Shipping Office. Unfortunately it isn't always maintained and the mister nozzels sometimes clog producing more rain then mist... at which point they are turned off. Usually the system is off in the Winter and on in the Summer... for obvious reasons.
Originally Posted by OogieBoogie
As quoted by one of the skippers, that's not rain, those are the monkeys in the trees above you.
Two thoughts on this;
"On wonderful days like today you can feel the slight mist in the air, calm, warm, soothing... you see we have highly territorial monkeys in the trees... we like to think of it as "proof of life".
"As we venture down river you may feel the moisture in the air, the fine mist on a tropic breeze... You see I spit when I talk and you're downwind!"
"Happiness is a Low Water Level"
"Creating magical memories and making Managers cry since 1955!"
When I go to Disneyland I still enjoy the jungle cruise. granted the skippers should be all in sinc with the attraction spiel (one element some of the skippers forget to include is the first sign of danger and point at the danger! wording on the wood structure off to the side of the dock), other than that the ride is fine.
also granted the ride does not have up-to-date-21st century-technology-upgrades. what I say to that is : that and if it aint broke, dont **** with it.
to upgrade the ride to 21st century standards would be to lose its charm.
in my opinion The jungle cruise is (and always was ) #1
Jungle Cruise is to Disneyland as Santa is to Christmas IMO.
I think the 50th updates are more than enough to hold us over.
The length of the line is directly affected by the number of boats on. If there were 8 boats on in summer, we could keep the wait below 5 minutes even with upstairs 3 open, pulling in 1900 or 2000/hr counts.
Conversely, 2 or 3 boats at night could mean a 10 minute wait if there were 50 people in line.
The animatronics are remarkable considering the elements they're exposed to 24/7. Aside from that, you guys should have seen when Bertha's skin peeled off and you could see her skeleton. We were told to try and divert attention away, but that was a rare opportunity for humor!