Disney’s Magic Kingdom: Adventureland

Street Scenes

Adventureland is full of primitive-style sculptures that set the mood.

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streetDSC_4615 Small boy next to scary snakes sculpture … other unusual sculptures below decorate the restaurants and other buildings.
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Treehouse and climbing experience based on the Swiss Family Robinson

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Corner details of a snack bar nearby;
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The Jungle Cruise

Unlike Animal Kingdom, these animals are not alive, but they are placed artistically along a boat ride down a river which passes some scenic (if contrived) waterfalls, drum-beating natives, ruined temples, and treed explorers.

A boat leaving the dock:

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A little house on the water, complete with rocking chair and sailboat, sets the mood.

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Another boat, the Nile Nellie, slides off through the water, past the shack above.  The water, and most if not all plants, are real.

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Viewing a variety of posed animals … you will see the gentleman in the blue hat several times since he was sitting right opposite us.

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Playful elephants.  Lots of elephants on this ride.

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“The one on the right is called Ginger because she snaps,” said our boat captain.

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This is a piece of an airplane, “crashed in the jungle.”

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A threatening hippo …. our guide commands him “down, boy” and  he submerges.

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A ruined “ancient Temple” of some sort.

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More playful elephants.

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Waterfalls

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A scene in which the gorilla has turned over the explorer’s jeep (wheels still turning) and is eating his supplies

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A lion’s den in which the lions are dining on a zebra (no blood in evidence). Other zebras nearby (not in picture) seem oblivious.

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Some intrepid explorers who have been treed by a rhinoceros.

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A dramatic waterfall

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All in all, except possibly for the explorers getting poked by the rhino and the one who used to be the jeep driver, everybody had fun.  And those guys weren’t real anyhow.

 

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