Every time I go to Disneyland I never seem to get the oppertunity to go on this attraction. I only remember going on it once. I'd just like to know if anybody has any knowledge of special opening and closing times for this attraction? Thanks!
Yes. We went on it twice this week, once during the day, and once at night. Because of the parades, they close this attraction one hour before each parade, and I believe also during fireworks. So it's only open from 8am to 2:15 p.m., and then again from 3:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and then after fireworks.
As with much of fantasyland, it really helps to go on the first hour, or the last hour, of the day, but the multiple closures helps you get into a line that hasn't had time to build up, if you time it right.
I prefer the ride at night - the lighting in the miniature houses is very clever. And if you have the right skipper, you might get a "jungle cruise" type narration ... always good for a laugh.
Well the thing is that he used to refuse to go on the ride with me. He kept saying that he would sink the boat. He's 6'4, but he's not fat by any means. And I'm not going to go on a ride by myself and we always go together, so in order for me to ride he's going to have to come with me lol.
A good time to go on this ride is right after the parade when they first open it back up. We happened to be walking through Fantasyland one time just after the parade had ended and followed the CM all the way through the queue and onto a boat.
But I really recommend first thing in the morning--once we even had our own boat--that was kind of weird. And all the ducks are still sleeping throughout the ride--so cute.