Shrunken Ned's Junior Jungle Boats was a remote control boats game found at Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom, located near the docks of the Jungle Cruise. It closed in 2012 and was eventually replaced by stations for A Pirate's Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas.

A similar game operated at the Disneyland Hotel from 1999 to 2010, titled Safari Adventure, next to the Lost Bar. Both were replaced by Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.

Magic Kingdom

A sign adjacent to the Junior Jungle Boats identifies the game as the "Jungle Expedition Skipper Training School, established 1854". Named for and apparently owned by Shrunken Ned, the miniature Jungle Boats serve as a safe way for guests to practice driving a Jungle Cruise steam tramper.

The game cost two tokens (with a nearby machine exchanging $1 and $5 dollar bills for tokens) and control stations featuring a steering wheel and throttle. From there, guests could navigate through an obstacle course containing such features as:

  • A volcano
  • Spears
  • Tiki God statues
  • An Elephant Shrine
  • Ancient ruins
  • Headhunters

Disneyland Hotel

Safari Adventure was developed by Thola Productions, an outside contractor, replacing an older remote control tugboat game.

The description on their site reads:

Around the Waterfall

The gorilla on the rope bridge doesn't seem to like tour boats traveling behind the waterfall. When that happens, he vigorously shakes the bridge going to one of the islands. The person on the bridge can be heard saying "hey, stop that" right before the shaking makes him flip over the bridge.

Through the Forbidden Tunnel

The natives warn visitors about taking a short cut through the forbidden tunnel. When the brave captains of the tour boats ignore their warnings, the angry gods cause lightning and smoke to pour from the tunnel. The sound of thunder and guests screaming can be heard from within until the boat safely emerges from the smoke.

Through the Loading Dock

When tour boats pass through the loading dock, one of the nearby boats catches fire. Luckily, the Jungle Volunteer Fire Department is on a nearby barge. As part of the fire fighting team, the elephant sprays water on the flames to extinguish the fire.


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