Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Adventure Thru Inner....Jungle Cruise


Where the heck is this.....has the Jungle Cruise boat house been added to Storybook Land?


Are these the same miniature people from inside the old "Adventure Thru Inner Space" microscope?


This boat is approaching "Schweitzer Falls"......



Wait....that sign says "Diswaytada Falls".....and why is there a suspension bridge attached to it? Is this some kind of alternate universe Disneyland where Tom Sawyer Island and the Jungle Cruise have been merged into one attraction?


I don't remember this scene from the Jungle Cruise.


These are actually Jungle Cruise-themed remote control boats, complete with the original striped awnings! I stumbled across these the other day at the Disneyland Hotel. I had not walked around the hotel grounds since they had been reconfigured almost 10 years ago. But after seeing this photo of the old hotel waterfalls over at Vintage Disneyland Tickets and this one of the Dancing Waters Show remnants at Daveland, I was motivated to head over to the hotel on a lunch break and check them out. Needless to say, I was very surprised to find these boats. Has anyone else posted about these? I hadn't heard anything about them. It's a nice little touch to have them be themed to the Jungle Cruise, and I guess it kind of replaces the remote control boats that used to be in the former "marina" section of the hotel. Remember those? They even had a miniature Queen Mary that was added about the same time that Disney took over it's management. I believe I have a photo of that somewhere around here....now I'll have to go digging for it!

10 comments:

George Taylor said...

Great photos.

I would love to have something like this in my backyard...

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

NICE! I had no idea these were at the hotel! I should have kept investigating on my last visit. Did you find the Dancing Waters Fountain?

Hey, those DO look like the little people from ATIS, I gotta check this out!

TokyoMagic! said...

Thanks for your comments, VDT and George....they are ALWAYS appreciated!

George, I'd settle for just the miniature boat house, but yes, the whole setup in a backyard would be pretty nice.

VDT, I did find the Dancing Waters Fountain. Oh, and the Waterfall that you photographed does still have the cave and pathway behind it. I was glad to see that they hadn't gotten rid of those.

outsidetheberm said...

'Diswaytada Falls' ?? Would enjoy knowing the story behind that one...

Thanks for these!

PTA Transit Authority said...

I LIKE IT ALOT !!!

Davelandweb said...

Here's my story from last July, which is the first time that I discovered these boats:

http://davelandblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/september-1958-pt-2.html

They really are very cool! One of these days I will have to try them.

TokyoMagic! said...

Thanks for the link, Dave. I didn't know that you had previously covered them. I discovered your blog and became a fan about a month after that post!

I didn't try the boats out either, but I think I will the next time I'm over there.

walterworld said...

Those boats are a lot of fun, I play them every time I drop by the Hotel. They are adjacent to the Lost Bar, so you can grab some refreshment and try your captains skills all at the same time.

They give you just enough time to go through the cave in the island, under the waterfall, and through the loading dock. When doing this, the boat triggers fun effects like the boat catching fire at the dock, with an elephant putting out the fire by squirting water out of its trunk.

When you go through the island, lights flash, and when passing under the waterfall, the rope bridge with the gorilla starts to sway.

It costs $1 to play, but is well worth it for the great theming and challenge of triggering all the effects on a single go-round.

TokyoMagic! said...

Walterworld, I wondered about the burnt boat over at the dock....now I know why it's there! You have definitely convinced me to go back and try them out. Thanks.

Dad.. said...

HA! The Jungle Boat remote habitat isn't that pretty at Disney World. LOL!