Did you take a shot at answering yesterday’s trivia, my friends? No? Then, by all means, please stop back HERE to “test” your knowledge. How well do you know the Jungle Cruise?
Did you know that one of the inspirations for this great attraction was the movie “The African Queen”? Starring Humphrey Bogart – one of my personal favorite actors of all time – it is a great film!
Here’s one more nugget of trivia … Walt originally wanted live animals to line the banks of the Jungle Cruise’s rivers! Can you imagine what the attraction would be like if that had been possible?
So, how did you do on yesterday’s trivia “test”. Do you feel that you’re a Jungle expert? Could you “skipper” the rest of us up and down the world’s rivers? Let’s see!
Question #1: “The queue for the Jungle Cruise takes place in the office of the fictional Jungle Navigation Co.
According to a sign in the queue, the company takes guests on riverboats which depart from the Adventureland Dock. [In] the backstory, the Adventureland Dock is itself located on the Amazon River.”
That turned out to be a tough one, folks. Only 17% of respondents got it right. Sorry. I didn’t mean to kick off the “quiz” with such a brain-buster!
Question #2: Every boat on the Jungle Cruise has an individual name, but only one of them has ever sunk in the Magic Kingdom. It sank in 2004, but it did return to service. It was the Sankuru Sadie.
OK. I confess. I knew that this one would be hard. Only 15% of those who answered chose Sadie. Hey! I can’t make them all easy. We are “testing” our knowledge, aren’t we?
Question #3: Which of these statements is FALSE?
1. The Schweitzer Falls marks the transition between the Nile and Mekong Rivers.
2. The Jungle Cruise has the lowest elevation of any attraction in the Magic Kingdom.
3. The squid from the film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is discreetly hidden in the Jungle Cruise.
4. The attraction was ready and opened on the Magic Kingdom’s Opening Day on October 1, 1971.
47% of you knew that #3 was the false statement, of course. Think of it, though. How cool would it be if the squid from the film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was discreetly hidden in the attraction’s midst? Pretty cool.
I’ll tell you this … Walt originally wanted to use that squid as part of the cruise. Great thinking, Walt!
Question #4: The Winter holiday layover, “Jingle Cruise”, first-appeared in 2013. 48% got this one correct.
Yes, the holiday overlay (sign pictured above) first-appeared in 2013. It has been back every year since. We’ve gotten a chance to enjoy it a couple of times and highly recommend that you do, too, if you visit Mickey’s World at Christmas-time!