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Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen To Open at Magic Kingdom Park

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

The Jungle Cruise, one of Magic Kingdom Park’s most popular attractions, has delighted guests for years. And as it was just announced at the D23 Expo moments ago, Jungle Cruise fans will have even more to look forward to later this year when the brand-new Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen restaurant opens in Adventureland.


At the Jungle Skipper Canteen, guests will be able to experience “World Famous Jungle Cuisine” in one of several unique dining rooms – including a crew mess hall and a once-hidden secret meeting room of the famed Society of Explorers and Adventurers. The restaurant will also be staffed by Jungle Cruise Skippers.

The Jungle Skipper Canteen is currently under construction and will open its doors in late 2015. Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more.


  • When will this restaurant be open for reservations?

  • Would like to make a reservation for April! Any idea when reservations will be accepted?:)

  • Does anyone know if they are accepting TIW? Or have a discount for AP or DVC memebrs?

  • It is open now! Taking walk ups. according to the server there you should be able to start making reservations next week! Open for lunch and dinner with the same menu, and it is table service

  • You had me at “Staffed by Jungle Cruise Skippers” … ! 😉

  • Any word on when res will be opening up for this?

  • Any news on offical opening?? And available for reservations?
    Heard they might be doing soft opening for walk ups..


  • Is there any word yet as to when this will be open? We will be there in 7 days and would love to check it out.

  • Going in January and hoping it will be open. Would love to know when you can make reservations

  • On the phone with disney dining and was told that it will book in late December but they did not have an exact date.

  • Received updates from people currently there that it is now OPEN, but reservations or the menu are not yet published until possibly later this week. Any confirmation?

  • Do we know when it will open? It said late 2015…this is pretty late. More information would be nice.

  • Any updates????

  • There must be a whisper about an opening! We are willing to hear anything. Please, please, please!

  • Kevin, if you get on the Disney World home page and scroll to the very bottom right, you will see a link to click on “Sign Up for Updates
    Get the latest Disney Parks news and special offers.
    Sign Up”. I was told this would provide notice as soon as the restaurant is open. I also called Dining this morning and they said the blog would have the first information on the opening, even before Dining would know. I hope this helps. I am patiently standing by, hoping to reserve for our April trip.

  • It’s really sad with all the planning one has to do for Disney these days that when you try to make reservations at a restaurant, that will definitely be open in 180 days, there is no way to at least receive a notice when the new restaurant is receiving reservations.

  • It’s mid November, and no updates yet?

  • Any updates? Holding open Dec 23 & 24 for possible reservation.

  • We’re going right before Christmas and would LOVE to go. Jungle Cruise is my favorite ride in Magic Kingdom. Hopefully, we’ll get more information ASAP.

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