Adventureland is a nonstop, thrill-a-minute experience for everyone on your family! Check out these 5 rides and attractions in this exciting corner of Magic Kingdom
5 ‘Must Do’ Rides and Attractions in Adventureland – Magic Kingdom 101, Part 4
5. Pirates of the Caribbean
“Yoho, yoho, a pirate’s life for me!” are the words from a musical melody you will hear all during this action packed pirate themed boat ride. The queque itself is a long, winding, dimly lit underground cavern filled with pirate plunder, cannons, cannon balls, and a couple of pirates sitting down to a game of chess. Well, they used to be pirates, but played the game for so long they turned into skeletons. When you finally reach the loading zone, you’ll board a 15-passenger boat and begin your thrilling pirate adventure. Shortly after your boat “sets sail”, an eerie voice coming from an audio-animatronic skull & crossbones above you warns everyone that “dead men tell no tales”. Ahead of you is a waterfall with the ghostly image of the infamous pirate, Blackbeard, with his own warning: “Ah, but they do tell tales, so says I, Blackbeard. Along the way be sure to look into the water, and you might catch a glimpse of a mermaid swimming beside the boat. Suddenly, the boat takes a short plunge down a waterfall and the next thing you know, you are caught in the middle of cannon blasts and gunfire coming from the town’s fortress and Capt. Barbossa’s pirate ship, the “Black Pearl”.
The small Caribbean village is being overrun by pirates pillaging, chasing, and frightening the townspeople with their menacing behavior. One particular pirate who seems to be hiding from his fellow pirates is none other than Capt. Jack Sparrow, who always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Disney imagineers have spared no expense or effort in creating hundreds of audio-animatronic pirates in all shapes and sizes creating all sorts of havoc. As you finally exit the town, the final scene shows Capt. Jack Sparrow himself sitting in a room piled high with pirate loot, as he is singing his favorite “Yoho Yoho song”. Fast Pass is available for this ride. There is no height requirement.
4. Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
This “enchanted” extravaganza takes place in a tropical pavilion featuring more than 300 audio-animatronic birds, flowers, and tiki drummers singing, dancing, and whistling those memorable tunes, “Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing”, and “In the Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Tiki Tiki Room”. The four “birdie” hosts of the festivities are Jose, Fritz, Michael, and Pierre who take turns introducing each musical number along with a few comical remarks. The finale’ features all the birds, flowers and tikis performing an amazing rendition of the “Hawaiian War Chant”. Take a 20-minute break, sit back, and enjoy this beautifully conducted entertaining and colorful concert! You’ll be humming the songs long after you leave this “enchanted rainforest”. Fast Pass is not available for this attraction.
3. The Jungle Cruise
Board a canopied tramp steamer, like the one from “The African Queen” and get prepared to travel down the Amazon, Congo, Nile and Mekong Rivers searching for exotic plant life, animals, and native inhabitants. Your pilot will guide the boat down these dangerous waters, while giving moment by moment descriptions of what you are seeing, with a good joke thrown in now and then. The audio-animatronic figures on this ride are phenomenal, like angry hippos coming up out of the water, noisy elephants, a laughing hyena, and even a shrunken head salesman. Your boat maneuvers behind a waterfall and slowly makes its way through the jungles of Africa, South America, Egypt, and Southeast Asia. Unlike the “African Queen”, these boats are on tracks, and will not sink! So hop aboard for an exciting boat trip, accompanied by a pilot who will keep you informed and in stitches! Fast Pass is available for this ride. There is no height requirement.
2. The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Based on the same design as Dumbo’s Flying Circus, these 4-passenger vehicles are shaped to look like flying carpets. Riders in the front seat control the up and down motion, and the riders in the back seat control the pitch of the carpet from front to back. This is definitely more popular with the younger set, but parents will enjoy it too. At least you’ll be able to tell your friends you flew on a magic carpet, so relax, enjoy, have fun, but watch out for that “spitting camel”! Fast Pass is available for this ride. There is no height requirement.
1. The Swiss Family Treehouse
The Swiss Family Treehouse is a replica of the treehouse featured in the 1960 live action feature film, “Swiss Family Robinson” about a family who is shipwrecked and forced to live on a deserted island. It is recommended that you be in good physical shape in order to climb the 116 steps leading to the top of the treehouse. As you climb the stairs you will pass through the various rooms where placards describe various objects and how they were used by the Robinson family: furnishings, lanterns, an organ, and many other items salvaged from the shipwreck. There is even a replica of an ingenious pulley system for dipping water from the stream into buckets. As you tour the treehouse, you are serenaded by the organ playing a melodic happy tune right out of the movie. Take your time, pause along the way to look at each room, and enjoy the view of Adventureland when you reach the top. It’s a fun way to spend a few minutes of your enjoyable day at the Magic Kingdom. Fast Pass is not available for this attraction. There is no height requirement.