Adventureland at Walt Disney World 101

Adventureland in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is the park’s home to thrilling and exotic tales. The land is one of the park’s six areas representing different aspects and settings for some of Disney’s greatest stories. The area began as one of the original areas of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World’s grand opening in 1971 and hasn’t seen many changes over the years becoming a favorite section of the park for many generations.

Adventureland sits off from the main hub area in front of Cinderella Castle. Here guests can join a pirate raid, take a spin on magical flying carpets and tour a perilous jungle by boat. The theming of the land is based around the classic tales of explorers and adventurers from Disney classics like Aladdin and The Pirates of the Caribbean. Let’s take a look at everything Adventureland has to offer!

Attractions with (FP) accept FastPass, restaurants with (DDP) accept some Disney Dining Plans.

Attractions

  • Jungle Cruise (FP): This classic Disney attraction takes guests on a boat tour of an exotic jungle with animatronic beasts and characters, led by a joke-filled tour guide.
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin (FP): Similar in design to Dumbo the Flying Elephant, this ride takes guests high in the air in magic carpet shaped vehicles as they rotate in circles. Great for little ones.
  • A Pirate’s Adventure ~ Treasures of the Seven Seas: Interactive scavenger hunt for pirate treasure. The game takes you to various locations around the land with enhanced interactive features. The game is free to play and can be started at the Crow’s Nest near Pirates of the Caribbean.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (FP): One of Disney’s most beloved attractions, this dark ride takes guests through a pirate raid as they loot and pillage a seaside town. The ride features classic Disney humor mixed with lively songs and appearances from Captain Jack Sparrow.
  • Swiss Family Treehouse: This attraction is a gigantic walkthrough treehouse display inspired by the classic Disney film, Swiss Family Robinson. The treehouse reaches 6 stories high and offers some of the best views of the Magic Kingdom from the top. There are a total of 116 stairs to climb, so this attraction is not recommended for those with mobility issues.
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room: This is one of the last attractions still operating, that Walt Disney personally oversaw. Created in 1963 for Disneyland, the show features the first Audio-Animatronics designed by Imagineers. Guests are entertained by a menagerie of singing birds, statues and plants in a round theater.

Character Meets

  • Agrabah Bazaar: Guests can meet with Princess Jasmine and Aladdin in this area themed after the marketplace from Disney’s animated classic. This meeting location is located right next to The Magic Carpets of Aladdin attraction.

Dining

  • Aloha Isle (DDP): This is the spot to grab an iconic Disney parks treat, the Dole Whip. This frosty soft-serve pineapple treat is one of the resort’s most popular snacks. Choices include an option swirled with vanilla ice cream as well as floats and pineapple upside-down cake.
  • Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen (DDP): This Table Service location serves flavorful cuisine from Asia, South America, and Africa. The theming is based around the fictional hangout of the comical Jungle Cruise skippers during their time off. Artifacts collected by explorers on their adventures line the walls and your server might just crack a few of the corny jokes the Skippers have become infamous for. Read more about the restaurant here.
  • Sunshine Tree Terrace (DDP): If pineapple soft-serve isn’t to your liking, you may want to try this window serving the Citrus Swirl. This snack is blended with frozen orange juice slushy and vanilla soft-serve ice cream. Floats and bottled beverages are also available.
  • Tortuga Tavern (DDP): This Quick Service location serves park staples like giant turkey legs and hotdogs in a pirate hideaway setting. The menu is relatively small but also offers tostones, rum cake, and assorted beverages.

Shopping

  • The Pirates League: This is a fun makeover experience that transforms young guests into swashbuckling pirates and fantastical mermaids. Located next to the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, new pirates can choose from a variety of makeover packages that can include a pirate name, face painting, pirate accessories and even an initiation with a pirate oath. Reservations are accepted 180 days before arrival and are highly recommended.
  • Agrabah Bazaar: This exotically decorated marketplace sells Aladdin and Arabian themed souvenirs and gifts.
  • Island Supply by Sunglass Hut: This is the perfect spot to grab a new pair of shades, or replace sunglasses lost during vacation. Guests can choose from brands like Ray-Ban, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Tiffany, Prada, Maui Jim, and Oakley.
  • La Princesa de Cristal – Caribbean Plaza: This small shop sells Arribas Brothers glass and crystal figures and collectibles. Stop by the Crystal Arts shop on Main Street to see these items being made.
  • Plaza del Sol Caribe Bazaar: A shop for everything a pirate could need. Located at the exit to Pirates of the Caribbean, this shop sells t-shirts, hats, candy, snacks, souvenirs all themed to the pirate’s life.

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