Hi, I’m Betsy, manager of media relations at Disneyland Resort. Over the last five years, I have met some great people and worked on exciting projects as a part of the Disneyland Resort team. In the next few months, I hope to share some of that with you, including what it’s like to work here, how we’ve committed ourselves to being “green” and some of the ways that we take Disney magic into the surrounding community.
Little did I know when I was eight years old and riding the boat on the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland park that, roughly 20 years later, I’d work at Disneyland Resort and get the chance to stand next to the tiger on the island of that attraction!
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to tag along with our talented and meticulous horticulture team early in the morning. We jumped in a boat and headed to the island so they could tell me all about what it takes to maintain the Jungle and the living ecosystem that it has become over the past 55 years.
One of the things I found most fascinating is that, over time, the trees have become a canopy, just like you would find in the Amazon. That canopy regulates the temperature, which allows plants that typically could not survive in Southern California to flourish and grow.
To find out how the Jungle is maintained day to day, check out this video featuring David Berrio and Abel Cazares of the horticulture team.