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Old 08-23-2013, 12:44 PM   #46
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jungle cruise is probably my favorite non-thrill attraction at disneyland. i love it. and i love the cheesy jokes - if you are going for excitement, thrill, or suspense (like you find with jaws), i think you're missing the point of the ride.

besides the fact that i love the cheesiness. i love that every experience is different depending on the skipper, to some extent. the jokes are usually the same. but sometimes they add in a new joke that is fun and surprising.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:54 PM   #47
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:00 PM   #48
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The "immersive adventure" of the Jungle Cruise was decidedly MORE when we were kids! Once you have been on it a few times, you know what is out there. It's a known jungle and not so mysterious. Yes, the jokes are silly and corny, but they have ALWAYS been! That is part of it's charm and the fun.
The "first time" on a ride is always the best, so put yourself in a first time mode and enjoy it.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:23 PM   #49
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It depends on your skipper, it depends on which jokes he tells, and it depends on your attitude.

Last trip it was kind of backed up getting back into the dock so our skipper started doing what would be called "crowd work" if you were at a comedy club. He made asked about my DD's zombie Barbie and when she told him it was a Monster High, he said something about getting a Monster High later on tonight, and every single younger adult and teen on the boat got a bad case of the giggles. best skipper we've had in awhile!
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:45 PM   #50
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It depends on your skipper, it depends on which jokes he tells, and it depends on your attitude.

Last trip it was kind of backed up getting back into the dock so our skipper started doing what would be called "crowd work" if you were at a comedy club. He made asked about my DD's zombie Barbie and when she told him it was a Monster High, he said something about getting a Monster High later on tonight, and every single younger adult and teen on the boat got a bad case of the giggles. best skipper we've had in awhile!
I'm far from being a prude, but if any CM made cracks about getting high within earshot of my child, I would be none too happy.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:51 PM   #51
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I'm far from being a prude, but if any CM made cracks about getting high within earshot of my child, I would be none too happy.
Maybe this one is up to the individual mind. What might be offensive to one could've been meant as an innocent joke. Why did the kids giggle? The innocent ones giggled because they pictured him buying himself a doll later on. The others probably have grown up too fast and know more than they should and they interpreted it as such.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:33 AM   #52
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Either way, not acceptable. IMO.
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Either way, not acceptable. IMO.
I actually would consider myself prude-ish, and it was fine with me. It wasn't said on the mic, and it went over the head of those whose heads it should have gone over. Maybe I've been in So Cal too long!

IMO, it is no worse than at the end of Toy Story 2, Buzz's erection-style wing pop when he meets Jessie, or in the Incredibles (my favorite line of the movie, BTW) when Syndrome says "Elastagirl? You married Elastagirl....and got BUSY!" Except that instead of being a comment made by one CM to a few dozen people those are seen by millions of children every year.
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:06 PM   #54
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I'm far from being a prude, but if any CM made cracks about getting high within earshot of my child, I would be none too happy.
In this case, though, you are most certainly being a prude.
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I'm far from being a prude, but if any CM made cracks about getting high within earshot of my child, I would be none too happy.
Where I live smoking pot is legal soooo it's something my kids will hear about directly from me and plenty others I'm sure. I definitely wouldn't be offended by a silly joke that would go over their head. It's not like he urged them to go get a monster high.
I think this is an example of the American "don't say anything that might offend someone" mentality. It just results in things like jungle cruise scripts. They are so worried someone will get offended and throw a fit they dull the ride for everyone. Just because someone's offended doesn't mean they have the right to dictate others words, thoughts, or behaviors.
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I actually would consider myself prude-ish, and it was fine with me. It wasn't said on the mic, and it went over the head of those whose heads it should have gone over. Maybe I've been in So Cal too long!
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Same here. I'm not really prudish, but I am pretty strict with what my kids are exposed to. This joke would not have bothered me. I would have chuckled and my kids (ages 7 & 10) would not have understood anyways.
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I like the old Jungle Cruise because it was exciting to be attacked by hippos and dangerous to see old Smiley who is always lookig for a hand out. I didn't go on the ride the last time since the line was too big.
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Where I live smoking pot is legal soooo it's something my kids will hear about directly from me and plenty others I'm sure. I definitely wouldn't be offended by a silly joke that would go over their head. It's not like he urged them to go get a monster high.
I think this is an example of the American "don't say anything that might offend someone" mentality. .
I don't expect to hear that kind of insinuations from any establishment which caters to children... EVER.
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Is it just me, or is this thread getting off track a bit?
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It depends on your skipper, it depends on which jokes he tells, and it depends on your attitude.

Last trip it was kind of backed up getting back into the dock so our skipper started doing what would be called "crowd work" if you were at a comedy club. He made asked about my DD's zombie Barbie and when she told him it was a Monster High, he said something about getting a Monster High later on tonight, and every single younger adult and teen on the boat got a bad case of the giggles. best skipper we've had in awhile!


That's funny. I've got 3 daughters and I wouldn't have been offended had we been on that boat.

As to the ride itself, I honestly can't recall it not being cheesy.

It's a once and done ride per trip. I do want to ride it in the dark this trip, I've never done it at night. Which is bizarre considering how many times I've been to MK. Perhaps it's because at night we always wind up in Tomorrowland for some reason?
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