Jungle River Cruise at Hong Kong Disneyland

Every Kid dreamed of taking a cruise through the jungle and seeing the many wonderful animals of Africa along the way. I know that for me, this was one of my primary fantasies when I was growing up. I wanted to get on a boat and go see the world. Not surprising really.

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The Kingdom

So, you can guess that when I got to Hong Kong Disneyland, we had a short trip to Adventureland and got on the jungle cruise. Sure, it’s not really a jungle cruise and there is not really an element of danger, but still this fun and exhilirating attraction is a great way to see some of your childhood fantasies come to life.

You can get on and take pictures to your hearts content and just in case you were curious, here are a few things you may not have known before that will make this ride that much better.

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The Tree House

The original Jungle River Cruise first appeared at the California Disneyland in 1955 and while many of the original rides have since gone away, this one has been amusing and delighting families ever since. Here in Hong Kong Disneyland, it has a few surprises which make it different from the original.

The narration is in Mandarin, Cantonese, or English and while they have the same general feel, each one is a little bit different so if you’ve taken the English version, the Cantonese version might surprise you with a thing or two. In particular, the humor is very different.

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Wild Elephant

While the ride is safe, you can expect to get a little bit wet on this jungle cruise and as a result, you might feel more than a little surprise and even a bit of fear. You are not in danger, but you might feel your heart pounding anyway.

By the way, this isn’t the same cruise as in other parks. Here you not only see the animals and jungle but you can witness the fire and water gods waging a battle that has some of the coolest special effects I’ve seen on any ride. Hold on to your imagination when you take this one.

Also, if you want to stay dry, be sure to tell the attendants when you are getting on. I saw one woman get a little upset when her face was splashed, but honestly, she needed to wash off all that makeup anyway. LOL. Overall, I would recommend this ride to everyone and Yes! I will definitely comeback.

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