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Every Role a Starring Role – Jungle Cruise Skipper at the Disneyland Resort

Kyleigh Johnson

by , External Communications Manager, Disneyland Resort

Ever wonder what it takes to be a Jungle Cruise Skipper? From operating the riverboats through the jungle and protecting guests from wild animals to telling knee-slapping jokes at every corner, it requires a unique talent to be a Jungle Cruise Skipper.

Hear from Richard Wallace, who’s been making Disneyland Resort guests laugh for three years, in this “Every Role a Starring Role!”

Hit it, Skip!


  • The Jungle Cruise is my favorite attraction at Disneyland. Sure, it’s nice to take a shady ride through the lush and lovely jungle (and I tip my hat to Disneyland Horticulture for the great work they do), but it’s the Skippers that make that ride the joy that it is. Not only do I love all the silly jokes, but some of the best interactions I’ve had with Disneyland Cast Members have been on the river. Thanks for taking the time to shine a spotlight on this wonderful crew!

  • Nothing better than the backside of water, or, as it’s better known O2H! Jungle Cruise – it’s simple, it’s hokey and it’s one of the jewels of Disneyland!

  • Haha. The 9th wonder of the world! The back side of water! Love it. Jungle cruise people are the best, seriously. Takes a certain kind of person to keep that joy, day in and day out.

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