Romance Troubles in the Magic Kingdom: Jungle Cruise Skipper Leaves Audience in Splits

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One Disney Park Jungle Cruise skipper brought her A game recently, leaving Disney World visitors laughing out loud with her self-deprecating humor.

One of the best parts of a Disney Park vacation is interacting with Cast Members. Both at the Walt Disney World Resort and at the Disneyland Resort, Cast Members undergo rigorous training in order to deliver the magical experience promised to Guests. They are known to be the heart of the Disney experience and truly make the Disney vacation what it is to so many Guests.

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Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World / Credit: Disney

One of the most beloved attractions at the Disney Parks is Jungle Cruise. The 10-minute, 10,000-mile boat ride provides “adventure around every corner” where Guests can “Embark on a river cruise where dangerous beasts and dry wit abound. Board a canopied tramp steamer piloted by your trusty skipper, who will expertly navigate you through some of the world’s most treacherous waters.”

Per Disney, Guests should “Watch for angry hippos, hungry lions and ‘sleeping’ zebras along the Nile and be on the lookout for a missing Jungle Cruise vessel and its helpless passengers.”

Having the right skipper is essential to making the most of Jungle Cruise; recently, one skipper brought her best to the job.

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Moana Meet and Greet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park / Credit: Disney

Disney Cast Member Kendall shared a moment from one of her cruises on TikTok. In the video, we see Kendall playfully making fun of her own love life. She tells Guests she’ll keep them safe from the “charging hippos” by scaring them off the way she did her last relationship.

Kendall shouts, “I love you!” and “I want a commitment!” following it up by informing Guests that they will “never hear from [the hippos] again” and that she will never live “hippo-ly ever after.”

The video was incredibly popular online, going viral and getting over 273,000 likes and over 1.3 million views.

Check it out:


It’s okay, you guys can laugh at my pain too. #junglecruise #skipper #castlife #disney #castmember

♬ original sound – Kendall

Disney fans in the comments loved the moment and shared, “This reminds me on how one skipper I had said “see those snakes? Those are my friends from high school!” I was the only one hysterically laughing ??”

Another added, “I just wanna get Kendal as my skipper,” to which Kendall responded, “Come when I work bestie.”

One Guest commented and complimented Kendall by sharing, “Had her whilst I was on that boat tour, she was amazing.”

Here’s to the incredible Disney Cast Members and their wonderful performance that makes Walt Disney World and Disneyland what they are to so many!

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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