Let’s be honest…the Jungle Cruise is so much more than a boat ride. Each trip around the river is completely unique due to the personality and story-telling ability of the Skipper.
Although the skippers are well-trained, the script is constantly evolving due to pop culture and various additions and subtractions to the attraction.
As guests are boarding the boat “Come on everyone let’s fill up all available space, load the boat up. That’s the best way to enjoy the Jungle Cruise, fully loaded…. WITH PEOPLE. Come on, this isn’t EPCOT!”
“I’d like to point out some of my favorite plants here in the jungle.” points at various plants without saying a word
Points to huge rock “This formation on the right is actually sandstone, most people take it for granite. It’s one of our boulder attractions here in the park.”
“There are a couple of toucans, if we had another we would have a six pack!”
“I love my job as a skipper. In fact, my parents are so proud…of…my brother….”
Everyone watch out for Ginger. Ginger snaps. That’s right, she’s one TOUGH cookie. I know, I know…it’s a crumby joke, but I milk it for all I can!
Their wingspan can grow from 12 inches to a whopping 1 foot!
“Please watch your head when you leave the boat, and if you can’t watch your head, then watch your mouth. This is a family atmosphere.”
Well folks, I hope you all enjoyed your trip around the jungle! I had such a good time that I’m going to do it again…and again…and again…every 15 minutes for the next 8 hours.
“If you enjoyed yourself, my name is Joe and this has been the world famous Jungle Cruise. If you didn’t, then my name is Kevin and this has been the Haunted Mansion.”
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More Jungle Cruise Jokes (in no particular order)
- “They have a wingspan ranging from 12 inches, to a whopping ONE FOOT!” (Butterflies)
- There is the first rule of the jungle…Survival of the fittest…As shown by the pride of lions protecting the sleeping zebra…(Crew gives a small laugh)…I’m just kidding kids…he’s dead. (Safari)
- Any kids misbehaving on the cruise will be taken over to “It’s a Small World”, nailed to a platform, and made to sing that same annoying song over and over.
- “Watch your head when you step out. If you don’t, watch your language. This is a family place.”
- “…and here we have the Best view on the Jungle Cruise!!! Are you ready for it? The backside of water!
- I get paid for the number of people I take out… not the number I bring back!
- Everyone, turn around and wave goodbye to the folks back on the dock… they may never see you again.
What are you favorite jungle cruise jokes? Have you heard any better than those listed in our list?
Please note that these jokes have been collected through a number of sources into a full resource for everyone to enjoy. Because there is no official creator of individual jokes from the Jungle Cruise, we’ll just give credit to all the amazing, talented and skilled Skippers from the past!
Jokes from the Queue Line
Those of you adventurers entering the world-famous Jungle Cruise, please notice there are two lines, one on the right and the other on the left. If you’d like to keep your family together, please stay in the same line. However, if there is someone in your family you’d like to get rid of, just put them in the opposite line and you’ll never see them again.
Ladies and gentlemen, your attention, please. Would the party that lost the roll of 50 $20.00 bills, wrapped in a red rubber band, please report to the turnstile … we have good news for you. We found your rubber band.
To speed things up, we ask that you tell the loaders — the men who will be helping you into the boats — how many there are in your party. For instance, if there are four people in your party, say “Hi, Mr. Smiling Boat Loader, there are four people in my party…” and he will save you four seats. If there are eight people in your party, say ” Hi, Mr. Smiling Boat Loader, there are eight people in my party…” and he will save you four seats.
Those of you who have just entered the Jungle Cruise are probably resigned to the fact that, being at the end of the line, you have a long wait. Well, we aim to please here at the world-famous Jungle Cruise. So, on the count of three, I want everyone to turn around. One … Two … Three. There- those at the back of the line are now at the front. Doesn’t that make you feel better?
Your attention, please. We do not allow cutting in line here at the world-famous Jungle Cruise. Anyone caught with a pair of scissors will be asked to leave.
There are 87 varieties of poisonous snakes on the North American continent. We at the Jungle Cruise are proud of the fact that we have 82 of these varieties in the wooden rafters directly over your heads. Fear not, though, they will NOT attack a moving target, so please try to keep the line moving. If the line won’t move, simply run in place.
Today only, ladies and gentlemen, we will be allowing veterans to board the world-famous Jungle Cruise without waiting… veterans of the Civil War, that is, in full dress uniforms, accompanied by their great grand parents and their horse. Everyone else will have to wait in line.
Some of our scouts here at the world-famous Jungle Cruise claim they have spotted tigers in the waiting area the last couple of days. But we know that’s ridiculous. After all, tigers are striped, not spotted.
We have some pretty smart animals back in the jungle. Take monkeys, for example. You ask them to name one of their relatives, and they go ape. And snakes, they’re pretty clever too. Ask them what the 19th letter of the alphabet is and they’ll say S-S-S-S-S. Tigers are known for their intelligence, but you can’t trust them. Yeah, you never know when they might be a lyin’ (lion). But I think rhinoceroses are by far the smartest animals in the jungle. Just last week, I asked what four minus four is, and he said nothing.
Adventurers and adventurettes, horseplay is not allowed while waiting to board the world-famous Jungle Cruise. If you want to play with your horse, you’ll have to do it elsewhere. We do, however, allow you to monkey around in line just as long as you don’t go bananas.
It’s a four-hour wait from there. Have you been upstairs yet?
Other Random Jokes to get a Laugh
What do you get when you cross an elephant with a rhinoceros? Eckiphino. Well, that’s not really what you get, but you must understand, this is a family attraction.
Why did the elephant ride on the Jungle Cruise? Frankly, I don’t know, but I wish someone would find out- he’s sunk five of our boats in the last week alone.
Why did the ape get a job? He was tired of monkeying around. Why did the elephant quit his job? He was tired of working for peanuts.
Knock, Knock… Who’s there? … Toucan. … Toucan Who? … Toucan not fit through the turnstiles at the same time.
Knock, Knock… Who’s there? … Safari. … Safari Who? … Safari, so good. You’ll be on the Jungle Cruise in just a few minutes.
Loading the Boat
That cushion in that back of the boat is actually a whoopee cushion. Don’t believe me, go ahead sit down. (People sit, Skipper makes farting sound over PA.) How embarrassing and in front of people you don’t even know.
(To the boat loader) So how does that new vacuum of yours work? Boat loader: It sucks!
Watch your step as you enter the boat. If you’re entering from the back, come up to the front. If you’re in the front, just follow the simple instructions of your simple-minded loader.
Please listen to the boat loaders. They used to work in a sardine factory until they got canned. They didn’t mind too much though- they worked for scale.
Come all the way to the front- up by me. There’s no truth to the rumor that you get a longer ride in back.
Slide all the way forward now… That’s the only way we have of keeping the cushions clean!
Some of you might want to come up and sit on our sacrificial altar (pointing to the center cushion). We like to balance out the boat so when we sink, we go down evenly.
Please move in together as close as possible and try to cover up all of the blue seat cushions. There have been extensive scientific studies that have proven that the color blue attracts deadly flying piranhas. (Using color of boat for blue.)
Please remember that the tighter you get the better the heating system on the boat works.
(As people load in the back) There’s no dancing in the back there, folks… no dancing… you will have to be seated. Dancing is only allowed on the promenade deck.
If you could just sit in the doorway there- it keeps the wild animals out and the chickens and turkeys in.
I get paid for the number of people I take out… not the number I bring back!
Don’t worry if it’s crowded now… there’ll be lots of room on the way back.
How many of you are on the Jungle Cruise for the first time? Good! So am I.
Let’s get one thing straight… if we start to sink, the captain will be going down with the boat. I’d like you to meet your new captain (looking at nearby guest)… What did you say your name was?
Those of you sitting in the back are going to get a charge out of this trip. Yeah- you’re sitting on the battery. Some people find that revolting, but I think that there is a positive and negative side to everything. Shocking, isn’t it.
Were out of here like a bad LA football team.
Well, folks, there’s the Jungle, and as Captain EO used to say (in a high voice) “Fire up the thrusters! We’re going in!”
Welcome aboard the Leaki Tiki. Adventure lovers, my name is (name) and I’ll be your captain- unless we run into trouble- in which case your new captain will be taking over. (Looking at nearby guest)… What did you say your name was?
Hello, everyone. I’d like to welcome you aboard the world-famous Jungle Cruise. My name is (name) and I’ll be your skipper for as far as we get.
Hello, everyone, and welcome aboard the Jungle Cruise. My name is (name), and I’ll be your skipper, guide, social director, and dance instructor for the next three months.
Hello everyone and welcome aboard the World famous Jungle Cruise. My name is (name) and I’ll be your SKIPPER today — on a three hour tour. (pause) On a three hour tour. (the last line should sound like the gilligan’s island song a bit more than the first one)
Where are you from (sir/madam)? (Guest answers) Sorry? (Guest repeats) Oh- I heard you the first time, I was just sorry.
Everyone turn around and wave good-bye to the folks back on the dock… They may never see you again.
Now, let’s everyone turn around and wave good-bye to those people on the dock we’ve left behind. (In low voice) Come on folks… pretend like you’re having a good time.
OK… before we go much further, everyone raise your right hand and repeat after me. “I hope…. we do return”. Good! Better turn and take one last look at the dock- you may never see it again!
Before I came to the Jungle, I worked in an orange juice factory, but I got canned because I couldn’t concentrate. My boss almost beat the pulp out of me…
You know they saw you can always judge the quality of a ride by it’s line, well how long did you folks wait? My point exactly. (Good at night with short lines)
Hello and welcome to the world famous Jungle Cruise. My name is (name) and I’ll be your captain, cruise director and dance instructor for the next five exciting days and six romantic nights.
A Jungle Cruise version of the Haunted Mansion spiel
Your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding, almost as though you sense a disquieting metamorphosis. Is this boat actually leaving the dock? Or is it your imagination? And consider this dismaying observation: this boat is completely surrounded with water, and I’m you skipper. Which offers you this chilling challenge: to find a way out! Of course you could always swim away!!! (flash lights on and off and make the sound of thunder at night)
Other Disney Attraction spiels to repeat for rowdy crowds and Annual Passholders
Pirates of the Caribbean tunnel (In a high voice) I think you knows too much. You’ve seen the cursed treasure. You know where it be hidden. You may not survive to pass this way again. (Deep echoing voice) DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES. . .
(in high pitched pioneer voice from Thunder mountain) No hold on to those hats and glasses folks. Cause this here is the WILDEST RIDE IN THE WILDERNESS!
“Cinnamon Toast and Taco’s In the door.” In case you have ever wondered what the spanish speaking announcement is saying in the line for the Matterhorn Bobsled ride – that’s the translation, folks!
Welcome to Fantasmic, tonight our friend and host Mickey Mouse uses his vivid imagination to create magical imagery for all to enjoy. Nothing is more wonderful than the imagination, for in a moment you can enjoy a beautiful fantasy- or an exciting adventure. But beware, because it can also turn your greatest fears into an overwhelming nightmare. Are the powers of Mickey’s imagination strong enough, or bright enough to withstand the evil that invades Mickey’s dreams? You are about to find out. So sit back, relax and experience fantasmic. A journey beyond your wildest imagination. . .
As we leave the last outpost of civilization, we travel deep into the mouth of the Irrawaddy river of Asia into a tropical rain forests, where it rains some 365 days a year. (Alternate: We’re now leaving the last outpost of civilization and entering the jungle by way of the Irrawaddy river of Burma.)
As you can see, countless varieties of plant life grow in abundance here. In fact, we’ve counted more than 100 varieties of rare bromeliads in this area. Many of these tropical plants get their nourishment simply from the air.
Now please watch out for these carnivorous vines (pointing). Last week, one of them reached into the back of the boat and pulled a woman right out. It was awful! And just before she disappeared, she was feeling just vine.
(Pointing) In fact she was sitting right where that (lady/man/girl/boy) in (color) is sitting!
Feel that mist on your faces… Don’t worry that’s only the monkeys in the trees.
Feel that mist on your faces… Don’t worry that’s only poisonous bacteria that will eat you all alive
Indiana Jones Ride
Look here we have a bunch a very strange jungle species, ya see that one there (pointing to a male) the one with the wider hips that’s the female of the species.
Look here we have a bunch of Asian albino hairless apes. Ya watch (waves to people, they wave back) monkey see, monkey do.
Over there is what we call the Indiana Jones Adventure and the Temple of the Four-Hour Line.
Those folks over there are all lost, looking for the Jungle Cruise I think. Hey guys! The Jungle Cruise is that way!
See those crocodiles over there we have trained the to stay perfectly still so you can take better pictures.
Do you know what the difference between the crocodiles and alligators are. The crocodiles are made of plastic and the alligators are made with fiberglass.
You know the crocs are always looking for a hand out. Ya but be careful, I once had an English teacher on board and she didn’t listen to me and now she’s teaching shorthand.
Just so you know, all of the animals at the world famous Jungle Cruise are real. Except for the ducks. They are mounted on rails, just like the boats.
Look here…it’s the republican national convention. You can take picture because they all have their trunks on. Oh by the way… If you want to see the Democrats they’re back at the Hunchback of Notre Dame Festival of Fools.
And it looks like a whole herd has come down to bathe! Don’t scare them now… of course, the big shot gets the private shower… but I kind of like the little squirts myself.
And look at all the elephants out here today! This comes as a complete surprise to me cause I had no idea these guys were going to be here. If you want to take pictures go ahead- all the elephants have their trunks on.
And just ahead, you’ll notice an alligator playing with an elephant. That’s something you don’t see everyday. (Long pause) But I do.
See that elephant right there, that’s the richest elephant in the whole jungle. Yeah- it’s ‘Donald Trunk’.
(In low voice) That’s no house cat over there. Bengal Tigers can jump over 20 feet, and we must be at least, well… 19 feet away!
That Bengal Tiger over there weighs about 500 pounds. He’s looking right at you (sir/ma’am)- better keep smiling.
That Bengal Tiger can jump up to 35,000 feet…out of a plane that is.
Everyone look at that huge Bengal Tiger! Bengal Tigers weigh over 500 pound and can jump OVER TWENTY FEET! Amazing stuff, folks. (Emphasize the capitalized words, so when you repeat the same fact for later animals the people will catch on sooner)
As we leave the elephant pool, we head into… uh-oh- a big one is coming up on the right and it looks like he’s aiming for us! (Elephant squirts over bow and goes down again, then comes up) Oh no! He’s coming up again- you folks on the right get down! Well… I guess he didn’t have time to reload. (Or) Well… I guess he didn’t have enough trunk space.
OK, we’re leaving the elephants now and pressing further into the… Wait a second, it looks like one of the larger elephants did not want to be disturbed. He’s coming up again… you folks in the back get down! (After elephant does not squirt) Sir in the (middle/back)- that was very
As we leave the elephant pool, we head into… uh-oh- a big one is coming up on the right and it looks like he’s aiming for us! (Elephant squirts over bow and goes down again, then comes up) Oh no! He’s coming up again- you folks on the right get down! (Elephant comes up but does not squirt — make a silly laugh at them) Psyche! I guess he forgot to reload.
You know, a lot of safaris camp around this area. Hmm…. that could be one up ahead. (Points) Uh-oh… this one has some uninvited house guests! They do have a unique way of washing the dishes. (Points to water) Those gorillas sure did a sloppy job parking that jeep! But I guess monkeying around comes naturally to ’em.
You know, a lot of safaris camp around this area. Hmm…. that could be one up ahead. (Points) Uh-oh… this one has some uninvited house guests! One of those gorillas is going to have an eye opening experience. Should be mind blasting. I’m glad they at least got that jeep started. It probably took them a while to get it to turn over.
Well, safari so goodi. Let’s move along
Nothing to be concerned about. Just a bunch of gorillas having a good time. I wouldn’t get too close, though. They may look like a nice bunch, but let me tell you- those guys are really animals.
Now please, if you’re wearing yellow, don’t make any noises like a banana… it drives them ape!
Ah, that explains things! It looks like that safari has some uninvited house guests! (pause) (Yelling to gorillas) Hey! Where’d you guys learns to parallel park anyway? (Back to guests) Ah, they’re not listening. I guess they’re too busy monkeying around.
Since we are in an area filled with rare tropical foliage, I’d like to take a moment to point out some of the plants to you. There’s one, there’s one… (Point left, point rear left, point right, etc)
Anybody know the names of those? Anybody? Oh well.
See that bamboo over there? It grows to be 6 stories tall, but people say it can grow to 7 stories but that’s a whole other story.
Gorillas & Crocodile
Now there’s a croc with a snappy personality! Ha- he’s going to get himself a knuckle sandwich if he’s not careful.
That gorilla weighs over 500 pounds and can jump OVER TWENTY FEET! Amazing stuff folks. (The people often think the skipper messed up and said it twice even though he has done it on purpose. Keep reading. . .)
Well, will you look at that- some of the camp’s food made it downstream. But I don’t think it’s going to waste.
Look there that’s something you don’t see every day… I do.. Every day every 15 minutes
(Skipper has back to falls, distracted by the gorilla/croc scene) Uh- oh, lean in back there! Lean in! (Motions to guests and spins wheel around) Whew! That was close!
And now, we’re approaching the beautiful Schweitzer Falls, named after that famous African explorer, Dr. Albert Falls.
This is the backside of Schweitzer Falls, named for the backside of the famous explorer, Dr. Albert Falls.
Ahead is beautiful Schweitzer Falls, and I (wheel appears to jam and skipper tries to free) Oh no! You folks in the back lean in! Duck! Whew! That was close! (Best to use body language with all foreign crowds)
(Not necessarily approved) Don’t worry about the waterfall; it won’t get you wet. The water in the falls, like everything else at Disneyland, is completely synthetic.
To the left is the beautiful Schweitzer Falls, and if you look over here to your right…. and then back to your left, you can have a second look at Schweitzer Falls.
We’ve turned on to the Nile river of Africa, the longest river in the world, winding across more than 4000 miles.
We’ve now turned down the Nile River the longest river in all of Anaheim that’s right a whole 200 feet.
We’ve now turned down the Nile River and if you don’t believe that you must be in denial.
Up on the Elephants bank, we have African bull elephants. Those enormous ears and great tusks distinguish them from the Indian elephants we saw earlier.
On the left bank there- it’s a huge bull elephant. The large sloping forehead and enormous ears mark the African bull; the second most feared animal in the jungle. On the other, THE most feared animal in the jungle- his mother in law! (By the way, Disney forbids the use of the words “mother in law” after it received too many complaints from mother in laws. They no recommend the use of the word “mate” in its place, but that just isn’t funny. I recommend that “mother-in-law” remain in the spiel.
Look there, that’s Skippy (alt: Speedy, Dumbo) the fastest elephant in the jungle watch (lights first elephant then flashes it to the elephant on the right) Pretty amazing huh? (If used at night when the elephants can’t be seen without a spotlight, this can be a great gag)
Look at that family of baboons, ya, that Pat Baboon, Debbie Baboon, Daniel Baboon, and the hair stylist Vidal Baboon.
Those giraffes weigh over 500 pounds and can jump OVER TWENTY FEET! Amazing stuff folks! (The smart ones are starting to catch on now, but for some, it takes repeating this line about three more times before they get it. . .)
Oh look, those lions are protecting that sleeping Zebra.
For a boat with kids (in a sarcastic manner) Don’t worry kids! That zebra is just sleeping. Those lions are his friends!
Look it’s Simba and Nala from the Lion King.
How do you tell the difference between the male and female Zebras? The males have black and white stripes and the females have white and black stripes.
(Pointing) By the look of those baboons up there, something’s up on the great African veldt. Ah-ha! It looks like that pride of lions has made a kill, and the clean-up crew, those hungry vultures, are waiting for their share. This region points out the basic law of the jungle- “survival of the fittest.”
Oh, it looks like the entire baboon family has come down to the water’s edge today, along with the other residents of the African veldt. See the striped animals over there? Those are zebras. And the big tall ones with the long necks? Those are giraffes. And the black ones over here with horns- well, I’ve never seen them before. They must be gnu!
We’re about to enter the Africa veldt, an immense grassland home to an endless variety of wildlife- baboons, wildebeests, giraffes, gazelles, gnus, g-lions, g-zebras. (hard g-sounds)
Here’s a little advice. Never play poker in the jungle, because there are lots of cheetahs around. If they say they’re not a cheetah, then they’re probably just a lion.
Trapped Safari (Rhino)
There’s that lost safari we’ve been looking for. Obviously mixed up in some kind of native uprising. That rhino seems to be getting his point across, and I’m sure that guy on the bottom will get it in the end! Hey I know that guy on the bottom, his names Juan. Ya, and it looks like that rhino is going to get a hole in Juan. Well, bottoms up, fellows!
Uh-oh… look! That safari’s in a tight spot there. But that rhino seems more than willing to give them a lift.
Well- you know what they say… safari, so good. So I guess we’ll be moving on.
We are now turning onto a pool of dangerous hippos, so please, sit still and don’t rock the boat. These huge creatures are quite curious and could easily upset our boat. So please, don’t do anything that might attract them!
Last week, they overturned six of our boats… only FIVE of them were MINE, though!
Don’t worry, the natives tell me that they are only dangerous when they wiggle their ears and blow bubbles….
Don’t worry, the natives tell me that they are only dangerous when they climb up in the trees and start doing big hippo cannon balls right down on top of us (for boats where the people already know the lines)
How many of you are willing to go on? (Show of hands) How many of you want to turn back? How many of you are apathetic about the situations?
Uh-oh… it looks like one of them’s going to try to charge our boat! (shoots) Looks like we’ve scared them off. I bet he’ll have a headache tomorrow!
If we’re all real quiet, you can sometimes hear the baby hippos calling for their mothers. (Low voice) Shhh- be real quite now… listen …. (leaning out of boat, yells) “Hey mom!”
Uh oh, that large hippo is going to attack us! Watch out! (shoots) I just saved your lives, folks. (pause) YOUR WELCOME! (If applause) Please. . . . Don’t. . . . Stop. . .. . Please don’t stop!
Now as we enter the Hippo pool, I want to tell you about a ancient ritual that they have… They place their young in the trees to feed on the leaves until they are 6000lbs and then they cannon ball through the jungle foliage to the boats below and sink them to the bottom of the jungle rivers a whole 2.5 feet down. Oh, look there’s one now (shoots up into the trees).
Entering HeadHunter Country
We are now entering the most dangerous part of our journey. Shhh. . . This is a bad place to be headed.
Over there are the remains of my last crew. (pointing to the skull canoe) You can tell they had a good time. Look, they are still smiling! That’s what happens after about 10 hours at Disneyland, folks. Those smiles are just plastered right on their faces.
We’re entering headhunter country now… be very quiet. In that canoe over there… the remains of my last crew. They had a good time, even to the end- they’re still smiling.
Shhh… we’re entering headhunter country now… don’t make a sound. In that canoe over there… some of the native’s arts and crafts. Art’s the one on the top!
We’re not out of danger yet- this is headhunter territory. Remove your jewelry please. The natives have been complaining of indigestion.
I wouldn’t worry too much about the headhunters. They normally only attack children wearing glowing jewelry (for night cruises)
Keep your eyes on these bushes on the right there. (Turns around quickly) They’re on the LEFT this time.
Uh-oh, it looks like a war party on the left. You folks, please get down on the floor. (Makes whooshing sound into mike) Ah, those are spears by the way.
sshhh sshhh shhh sshhh shhh (eventually changes from shhh sound into a panting sound. Then in a surfer dude’s voice) WHOA! Great sound effects!
Women and children- stand up! All the men- get down! If they hit you with a spear, just pull it out and throw it back at them- we’re not allowed to keep souvenirs. We certainly don’t want you to be stuck with it for the rest of the trip.
Okay ladies and gentlemen the natives usually attack from the right hand side of the boat. Wait one minute here! What are you guys doing on the left side of the boat? You know I told you to attack from the right and another thing what are you doing just standing looking stupid with those spears in your hand your supposed to throw them! Get back down and try that one again! (Timing is right so the natives go back down on skippers command)
This is possibly the best gag on the Jungle Cruise if done right. Five minutes after Fantasmic ends. So that you know the people on the boat just came from Fantasmic, you pull up to the dock and use this line to test them: “Did you folks enjoy Fantasmic? Yes? well, don’t worry this ride is much better”. . . If many of them responded “Yes” then you know the gag will work. Now for something I’ve never attempted before, that’s right folks, it’s the Jungle Cruise version of Fantasmic! (clear throat, then wave the spotlight up and down on the backside of the water fall humming the tune of Fantasmic into the mike) Then it your absolute best Mickey Mouse impression (which I’m good at, say the last line of Fantasmic) “Some Imagination huh? he-he!” If you do it right, they will cheer and give you a round of applause every time!
Beautiful Schweitzer Falls is upon us again. The overhanging rock formation will afford us a different view this time. I have a special treat for you, folks. You may never have seen this before… there it is- the backside of water!
Now hold onto your seat cushions because we’re about to do something really special- no extra charge. Are you ready? We’re now going UNDER water!
On that old stump there are spectacular toucans, some of the most colorful birds in the jungle.
Toucan do much better than one can.
Over there are three toucans- also known as a six pack of birds.
Rapids of Kilimanjaro
Uh-oh, up ahead- the treacherous rapids of Kilimanjaro. Very sharp and dangerous rocks through here… notice the huge waves crashing against our hull. (Makes crashing wave sounds in mike)
Ho hum… here we are at the famous rapids of Kilimanjaro. We’ll probably have to shoot them. (Leans over and shoots rapids with thumb and index finger.)
(Steering wheel back and forth) Notice the skill and finesse your skipper uses to guide the boat through safely. Those of you who wish to take pictures, feel free.
If we start sinking, we’ll have to lighten our load. (Turns to guest) You folks over there want to get your belongings together? You may be leaving us shortly.
That last rock on the right is a 1:100 scale model of the Matterhorn Bobsled ride! (check it out, it really looks like it. .. )
Hang on… we’re coming across some white water here. One of those jagged rocks could easily rip the bottom right out of our boat. If we start to go down, just grab for the bright red seat cushions. (color not on boat) They’re the only ones that float.
We’re now entering the incredibly dangerous white water rapids of Kilimanjaro. Grab hold of something solid, like those safety bars of the person next to you because we’re going to be bouncing up and down a lot! (jumps up and down, side to side) Whew! Did you feel the sheer power of that?
On the right here are some fascinating rock formations. Really interesting. It’s sad though. I come through here all the time, point these out to people, but they just take them for granite. (Alternate: See that rock right there, it’s actually made of limestone, but many of my crews just take it for granite.)
Hey look there, what kind of snake is that? (People answer with the names of kinds of snake) No, it a plastic snake.
Python’s are one of the less intelligent animals in the jungle. If they were smart do you think that he would be hugging that dead tree stump when food is all around him.
Up ahead is our pet snake, Monty. (pause) Monty is a python
That snake weighs over 500 pounds and can jump OVER TWENTY FEET! Amazing stuff folks! (even the slower people should have caught on by now. . .)
Yup, there’s one little python, sitting in a tree, H…I…S…S…I…N…G (to the rhythm of the famous school yard chant)
Uh-oh… Look ahead there! A huge python. It looks like he tried to put the squeeze on that baby water buffalo… Actually, he’s very affectionate, and if we get much closer, he could get a crush on you!
And on the left, a huge python, one of the jungle’s most fascinating and studied creatures. After all, look at all the animals that totally get wrapped up in the subject!
There’s old Trader Sam, head salesman of the area. Business has been shrinking lately, so this week only, Sam’s offering a two-for-one special: two of his, for one of yours!
There’s old Trader Sam… Three explorers came through here last week and Sam invited them for dinner. When he told them what the menu was, they completely lost their heads.
Trader Sam was thrown out of college, ya, he was caught buttering up one of his professors, now he’s a psychologist. You can tell who is clients are, he a shrink to the ones on the left and the ones on the right are his basket cases.
Return to Civilization
Thank You for riding and have a good day. And as Michael Jackson would say (In a feminine voice) Thank You for riding and have a good day. And as Charley Browns teacher would say (In the teachers weird voice) Wa, wa, wa…etc. And now as Millie Vanilli would say (mouths the words) Thank You for riding and have a good day.
And now, probably the most dangerous part of our journey- the return to civilization! I certainly hope you’ve enjoyed our cruise. However, if your in-laws are still with you, you’ve missed a golden opportunity. However, bring them back later tonight for our “in-law” special… halfway for half fare, no questions asked.
And now, the most dangerous part of our journey- the return to civilization and those California freeways. Talk about a jungle!
The Jungle Cruise was brought to you in part today my the letters, “a”, “c” and the number “7”
You know, many times people ask me how many people work at Disneyland. (Counting the visible cast members) Hmmm, I’d say about one out of seven!
Make sure you have all personal belongings with you… cameras, purses, small children… anything left on board will be thrown screaming to the crocodiles.
Please make sure you have all you belongings with you including your small children, if you leave them we will be forced to take them back to It’s a Small World and glue their feet to the floor and make them sing that hideous song over and over and over.
Please keep your hands inside the boat, I sure don’t want my new dock ruined.
If you liked your ride my name is (name) if you didn’t my name is Tom and I work on the Submarine Voyage.
Two of the world’s largest pygmies will assist you from the boat. Please take your kids by the hand and watch your step.
You will be helped off the boat by two of the black footed albino pigmies over on the dock. These guys weigh over 500 pounds and can jump OVER TWENTY FEET! Amazing stuff folks! (By this time, the entire boat should be saying “OVER TWENTY FEET” along with you, and loving it!)
OK rise like bread folks, no loafing around. I know my jokes are stale and crumby, and I’m sure I could do butter but its the yeast I can do on the sourdough I make here. I think I get my rye sense of humor from my dad. It’s no wonder. He’s Danish. I was born under a croissant moon and I used to be the toast of the town, until one day I just got spread too thin. Hey, where are you going, I’m on a roll! Oh well I guess you have to jam.
OK, everybody stand up please. Those of you on the dock side will be helped out by the front, those of you on the water side should turn around and you’ll be helped out by the rear… of the boat that is.
When I count to three, everybody stand… the last one standing is a baby hippo. Ready? One… two… four! Look at all the baby hippos!
Do stand up… off your seats, on your feets.
All right… if you don’t stand, you’ll have to go again! I knew that would get you up.
Look down and watch your step as you exit. If you feel faint, don’t hesitate to throw your arms around the necks of the unloaders… that’s ladies only, please!
If you feel your feet getting wet as you leave the boat, you’ve probably gone out the wrong side.
Don’t fall in the water as you leave… we’ll have to charge you extra.
Well folks, I hope you all enjoyed your trip around the jungle. I had such a good time- I’m going to go again! (low voice)… and again, and again, and again…
Bye now.. come back and see me again when you have the courage… and enjoy the rest of your stay in the Magic Kingdom.
Aren’t you going to say good-bye, after all we’ve been through together?
Please be sure to tell your friends how much you enjoyed the Jungle Cruise… it helps keeps the lines down.
Please don’t go out the window- you’ll get a window pane. That would be a shuttering experience. It would be enough to make a venetian blind.
Please exit the boat the same way you entered… pushing and shoving.