• Tokyo Disneyland
    Tokyo Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise Re-Opening Promo

    The Jungle Cruise, which has been popular since Tokyo Disneyland Park opened in 1983, takes Guests on an adventurous cruise through the jungles with a humorous skipper at the helm. The revamped version of the attraction has new lighting effects and other special show effects. In addition, a specially written musical sound track will be […]

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    Retro Disneyland

    The Davy Crockett Frontier Museum, Frontierland – 1955 Tomorrowland’s Viewliner – 1957 Adventureland’s Jungle Cruise – 1957. Note the large Palm tree that was originally on the property before the park was built. This particular tree, called the “Dominguez Palm,” was a Canary Island Date Palm and it was planted in 1896 as wedding gift to […]

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    White House Releases Official Portrait Of First Lady
    Scuttlebutt – Politics, Promotions and a Green Seal of Approval

     Jungle Jingle Cruise. The Jungle Cruise attraction at both Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom Park, will temporarily transform into “Jingle Cruise” for the holiday season. In this new seasonal storyline, the Skippers have grown homesick for the holidays, so they’ve added holiday cheer to the Jungle Cruise queue and boathouse with decorations that have been mailed to them from […]

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    Tokyo Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise to be Redone

    URAYASU, CHIBA – Today Oriental Land Co., Ltd. announced that the Tokyo Disneyland attraction, Jungle Cruise, located in Adventureland, will be revamped with the new version opening in autumn 2014. The Jungle Cruise, which has been popular since Tokyo Disneyland Park opened in 1983, takes Guests on an adventurous cruise through the jungles with a […]

  • Walt Disney Wednesday

    1955 – Walt is describing a model of the “Congo Queen” boat for the Jungle Cruise attraction to be built at Disneyland. I’m not sure if this was a press event or a photo taken during the production of the Disneyland TV show. Note the African masks, concept art, and the bronze Elephant behind Walt’s elbow! photo: © Disney – […]

  • DbM Scuttlebutt

    D23 Expo 2013 tickets to go on sale August 9. Tickets will be $47 for a one-day adult admission and $37 for children 3-12. Tickets for members of D23 will be $40 for a one-day adult admission and $32 for children. Multi-day tickets are also available. The Orange County Health Department is investigating Walt Disney World’s “Wild […]

  • WDW Jungle Cruise and Small World Maps

    Look at what someone shared with me the other day. They are hand drawn maps of WDW Jungle Cruise and Small World. They are produced by Jonah Adkins, aka “The Curious Cartographer” and available on his website: http://jonahsmaps.tumblr.com I like that he added dialogue from the Jungle Cruise skippers. Click on them and check them […]

  • Disneyland Aerial View 1955

    What a great aerial of Disneyland from 1955! If you look closely in lower center you can see the bridge from Frontierland to the Railroad station where the six car train has just left. Right above it is the Riverbelle Terrace restaurant with the Mark Twain riverboat above it. Look to the left and you […]

  • Backstage

    I spent all of 1988 at Disneyland working on Splash Mountain. This gave me the opportunity to really explore the park as an adult. Since I was on a salary I was expected to be there on weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed to get the job done. My home was ten miles away straight down Katella […]

  • View from the Pavilion Cafeteria

    I talked about the Pavilion Cafeteria in an earlier post (here) describing my fond memory sitting by the rail at night watching the boats return from the jungle. Well I found this rare photo of the exact place I would sit with my Dad. One of those two young boys could as well have been me! P.S. Happy […]

  • Jungle Cruise 1956

    A great shot from 1956 of the “Jungle River Boat Ride” and the Adventureland side of the “Pavillion” cafeteria  (top-left). One of my fondest memories was sitting by the rail at night with my father sipping hot tea while watching the boats return from the jungle. Here is the same scene months earlier. The dock looks […]