In this second oral history of Disneyland's iconic attraction, the World Famous Jungle Cruise, dozens of skippers, from the 1950s to the present, share harrowing, humorous, sometimes even horrific tales of their pun-fraught voyages and their behind-the-scenes hell raising.

The Jungle Cruise is that most unusual of Disney attractions where the ride itself is secondary to the cast member. Once the boat leaves the dock, Disney no longer controls the experience; your skipper does.

Former skipper and now history professor David John Marley presents the uncensored stories of six decades of Jungle Cruise skippers. Their never-before-spieled tales include:
  • Jungle 101: how the ride works, how skippers are trained, and everything else you ever wanted to know about the Jungle Cruise
  • The best and the worst celebrities, rockers, and regular people who ever rode the Jungle Cruise
  • The sketchy side of water: Grad Nites, creepers, and sexual harassment
  • Pranks and more pranks, from the comic to the cruel, with dickish skippers and unruly guests learning the law of the jungle

What happens in the jungle, stays in the jungle except now it's all in this book.


Product Details

  • Publisher : Theme Park Press (December 6, 2018)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 254 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1683901762
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1683901761
  • Item Weight : 12.2 ounces
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.58 x 9 inches

More Skipper Stories: True Tales from Disneyland's Jungle Cruise

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