Shrunken Ned or Colonel Nedley Lostmore is character at Disneyland's Adventureland.

History

Background

Colonel Nedley Lostmore was a British colonist (likely in the late 1800s/early 1900s) who had some apparent connection to the Jungle Navigation Company. It is known that his position had something to do with the training and possible hiring of new skippers for the company.

At some point in time, Ned was decapitated and had his head shrunk albeit with supernatural forces afoot. As a result of this, Ned was preserved as a sentient shrunken-head who was subsequently mounted in the South Seas Traders shop.

At some point, Ned became a trained witch-doctor and even something of a fortune-teller (whether this was before his beheading or following it is unknown) but his head would become known as Adventureland's head witch-doctor. He would frequently give out services for those who paid.

Appearances

Shrunken Ned's Junior Jungle Boats

Ned was the namesake for the former Shrunken Ned's Junior Jungle Boats game at the Magic Kingdom. This defunct attraction having been themed around a way to train potential skippers for the Jungle Navigation Company.

Along with his name being a play on, "Shrunken Head", this was a joke regarding how the game revolved around a miniature Jungle Cruise.

South Seas Traders/Bengal Barbecue

He is a fortune teller machine who was located in the South Seas Traders shop area (now a dining area for the Bengal Barbecue) that takes the form of an eccentric shrunken head that bills himself as "The Jungle's Only Self-Service Witch Doctor", diagnosing guests with strange jungle diseases and offering equally strange solutions.

Jungle Navigation Co. Skipper Canteen

One of Shrunken Ned's fortune cards can be found on the bulletin board in the Skipper Canteen. His voice can also be heard as part of the audio in the mess-hall.

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

A totem of Ned's head is hung in Trader Sam's Grog Grotto in Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

Other Appearances

Printed Material

Tales from Adventureland

Shrunken Ned plays a major role in this book series as the grandfather of protagonist Andy Stanley and the leader and Keymaster of the Jungle Explorers' Society.

The first book, The Keymaster's Quest, begins at his funeral at his home in Oregon, after his family assumes the worst from a mysterious disappearance taking place during an expedition to a hidden temple in the Amazon. His grandson Andy Stanley is the one family member who actually attends the funeral, which otherwise includes his friends from his organization. As Andy explores the mansion and solves several puzzles, he finds that Ned is still alive as a sentient shrunken head.

When exploring the temple, he was ambushed by a witch doctor/assassin named Bungalow Bob working for a sinister group known as the Collective and transformed into a living shrunken head. The funeral was an elaborate ruse to trick the Collective into thinking he was dead. He appoints Andy as the new Keymaster for the J.E.S. and assigns him to a mission to Hawaii to prevent the Collective from awakening an evil Tiki God with a key hidden in the Enchanted Tiki Room. He later becomes more actively involved in the adventures through using his robotic butler Boltenhouse as a mechanical body.

Video-Games

Virtual Magic Kingdom

Ned also appeared in Virtual Magic Kingdom running a shop.

Trivia

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Linked Attractions
Fortress ExplorationsTower of TerrorMystic ManorBig Thunder Mountain Railroad (Magic Kingdom) • Oceaneer Lab (aboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder) • Miss Adventure Falls (Typhoon Lagoon) • Soaring: Fantastic FlightJungle Cruise
Restaurants
Magellan'sJock Lindsey's Hangar BarSkipper CanteenExplorer's Club RestaurantThe Tropical HideawayColonel Hathi's Pizza OutpostCafe Hyperion
Members
Harrison Hightower III • Lord Henry MysticBarnabas T. BullionJason Chandler • Captain Mary OceaneerJock Lindsey • Dr. Albert FallsMerriweather Adam PleasureCamellia FalcoCaptain BrieuxProf. R. BlauerhimmelCharlton J. TaboretDr. J.L. BateristaMaestro D'Elfman
Associated Characters
AlbertManfred StrangBeatrice Rose EndicottArchibald SmeldingIndiana JonesAlberta FallsShrunken NedDuncan the ParrotSalty the Parrot • Charlie Allnut • Rose Sayer
Artifacts
Shiriki UtunduBalinese Music BoxMonkey King Statue
Other Associated Attractions
Raging SpiritsAdventurers ClubWalt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
See Also
Disney KingdomsLeague of AdventurersAdventure Isle Discovery Bay


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Disney Parks
Jungle CruiseJingle CruiseJungle River Cruise: Curse of the Emerald TrinityShrunken Ned's Junior Jungle BoatsTrader Sam'sSkipper CanteenAdventurers Club
Media
Films: Jungle Cruise (upcoming)

Books: Tales from Adventureland: The Keymaster's QuestTales from Adventureland: The Golden Paw • Disney Parks Presents
Video games: Walt Disney World ExplorerKinect: Disneyland Adventures

Characters
Albert AwolAlbert FallsAlberta FallsTrader SamShrunken NedChief Nah-MeeLord Henry MysticProf. Garrett ReedRosita • Jonas Brisbane • Pamelia Perkins • Emil Bleehall

Characters from Spinoffs: Frank Wolff • Lily Houghton • Nellie
Crossover Characters: Indiana Jones

Miscellaneous
Jungle Navigation CompanySociety of Explorers and AdventurersHeadhunter TribeGorilla RaidersJeepers CreepersTrashin' the CampCircle of Life • Tiger of Courage • Elephant of Wisdom • Monkey of Cleverness • The Emerald Trinity
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