HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW DISNEYLAND? JOIN US AS WE WALK YOU THROUGH THE RESORT WITH OUR ULTIMATE GUIDE COLLECTION! SECOND STOP: ADVENTURELAND!
Part of the magic of the Disneyland Resort in California is the unique feel of each and every land. Today, we’re making the trek to Adventureland! It’s one of the smaller lands in Disneyland, but it sure packs a punch! Home to a classic attraction, a modern-day must-see and everything in between, Adventureland is a true gem.
So pack your bags, we’re going adventuring!
ATTRACTIONS in ADVENTURELAND
Adventureland is home to some of the most iconic and crowd-pleasing attractions in the whole resort! The four attractions are:
- Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
- Jungle Cruise
- Indiana Jones Adventure
- Tarzan’s Treehouse
Let’s take a closer look at each of them.
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
The Enchanted Tiki Room is a long-standing crowd pleaser! It first opened in 1963 and has been delighting guests ever since. Take a seat and enjoy the 15-minute show featuring over 225 choreographed animatronic performers. You’ll be entertained by talking macaws, crooning birds and the exotic backdrop of the South Pacific Islands.
Take a few moments before the show to appreciate the carved totem poles outside the theatre and treat yourself to a Dole Whip!
Pro tip: The Enchanted Tiki Room is a great place to get a break from the weather!
The only 1955 Classic Attraction found in Adventureland, Jungle Cruise is another fan favourite! Full of excitement, adventure, animals and of course, bad jokes, Jungle Cruise is MUST on any Disneylander’s list!
Indiana Jones Adventure
One of our personal favourites, the Indiana Jones Adventure attraction is another MUST! We make sure we enjoy this ride at least twice on every trip! Rough and rugged, it’s not for everyone. But anyone looking for sharp turns, sudden drops and explosive action will thoroughly enjoy this thrill ride!
Note: Guests must be at least 46″ tall to ride this attraction.
This attraction has been under tarps for some time now, with much speculation as to what will be moving in. We are keeping our fingers crossed for an Encanto attraction, but we’ll just have to wait and see!
SHOPPING in ADVENTURELAND
Shopping in Adventureland is limited, but you can find all sorts of treasures in the Adventureland Bazaar. While this shop used to be much larger, it was restructured a few years back to make room for more seating for dining. But you can still find some fun goodies here. Browse for clothing and accessories, housewares, gifts, toys and of course some wonderfully cozy plush stuffies!
You can usually find the Tropical Hideaway Collection at the Adventureland Bazaar as well. If the items you want are sold out, not to worry! ShopDisney has you covered! You can also check out the Emporium over on Main Street USA.
DINING in ADVENTURELAND
When you’re looking for something quick, Adventureland is the place to be! This area houses a cart for snacks and these three quick-service locations:
Enjoy a taste of the tropics at this quick-service location. The menu features mouth-watering skewers and a rice plate that is sure to please. There are plant-based options at the Bengal Barbecue and mobile ordering is available.
The Tropical Hideaway
Dole Whip anyone? You can get this classic treat at the Tropical Hideaway, as well as several other sumptuous snacks and tasty treats. This quick-service stop also features seasonal offerings, so be sure to check the menu if you don’t want to miss out!
Tiki Juice Bar
Home of the Famous Dole Whip, the Tiki Juice Bar is a specialty destination. Be sure to enjoy a Whip or a Float before entering the Enchanted Tiki Room! Mobile ordering is available at this location.
A quick word on dining in Adventureland, and the Disneyland Resort as a whole. Do keep in mind that current conditions and restrictions may impact dining locations, options and availability. While the Resort is doing its very best to ensure a great experience for all guests, you may encounter delays or disappointment. Try to take it all in stride! After all, you’re STILL in Disneyland! To get the latest updates and need-to-know information, be sure to visit the Official Disneyland site!
We have a couple of tips about Adventureland that we can share with you. This area tends to become a bit of a bottleneck when the parks are busy, so plan to enjoy the attractions early in the day or make use of the Genie system! Wait times for Indiana Jones can get very high very fast, since it’s such a popular attraction.
Also, on particularly hot days, the queue for Indiana Jones is a great place to find some shade! The tall trees offer respite from the sun and there is always moisture in the air because of the Jungle Cruise. I find it a great place to cool down a little.
As you can see, Adventureland may be small but it is mighty. Add this area to your plans and enjoy everything it has to offer!
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