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Then & Now: Celebrating 58 Years at the Disneyland Resort, Part 2

posted on July 15th, 2013 by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort

Continuing our three-part “Then & Now” series celebrating the 58th anniversary of the Disneyland Resort is this image of the Jungle Cruise.

Then: A Jungle Cruise skipper unloads a boat in 1965.

Now: Jungle Cruise Skipper Randy Grant carries out the same duty. “I’m enough of a dreamer that I understand the concept Walt had for the park,” Randy said. “I think he would be pleased that the Disneyland Resort is still growing. It proves his idea and his dream correct, that this is a place where people can be a kid no matter what age they are.”

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Fred from CA on July 15th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Very nice!


Rob on July 16th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Great picture! But is he unloading guests into the water or are they unloading backwards? Watch out for crocs & hippos!


Friend on July 16th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

I would love to see Kevin Costner then and now as Skipper Kevin in his Jungle Cruise Role.


Mark on July 18th, 2013 at 1:37 am

Rob, it looks to me that the guest is standing so the seat cushion can be removed before debarking. The other guests seem to be looking towards the exit.