What You’ll Find at Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland
There are six areas that make up Disney World’s Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Liberty Square, Main Street U.S.A., Frontierland and Adventureland. Each area has it’s own unique design and offers a special selection of merchandise and typically has themed cuisine. Today we’re going into detail on what is found in Adventureland at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. This way you can know ahead of time how much of your day you wish to devout to this part of the park. We’re going to examine what attractions are in this area, what food is available and what the shops are like. Adventureland is found on the Western part of Disney’s Magic Kingdom. It is accessible from Main Street U.S.A. and Frontierland. It’s theming has a jungle feel with lots of greenery and most of the buildings having a Caribbean influence.
There is a plentiful of selection in this area of the park for food but what is found is sought after by many guests. Plan ahead if you are going to be grabbing food from any of these locations.
Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
The only table service restaurant found in Adventureland is Jungle Navigation Co LTD Skipper Canteen. This restaurant is a spin off of the attraction Jungle Cruise. The servers are sarcastic and playful with their guests. The food is Asian inspired with seafood and pork making up a lot of the menu. The colours are earthy, the restaurant is filled with items from the many cruises taken by the neighbouring jungle cruise. There are lots of windows, sending in artificial light. Jungle Navigation is stationed on your right when entering Adventureland from Main Street U.S.A. and is open for lunch and dinner. For a full review of this restaurant click here.
One of the most popular places to grab a snack at the Magic Kingdom is Aloha Isle. This is where you’ll find the sought after Dole Whip. Aloha Isle is found at the exit of the Enchanted Tiki Room and across from Aladdin’s Flying Carpet. Aloha Isle does offer Mobile ordering, which I would suggest using. Aloha Isle serves Dole Whip, the Pineapple Float, and Dole Pineapple Juice. The counter service restaurant is open from park open until park close.
Sunshine Tree Terrace
The first spot you’ll find when entering Adventureland from Main Street U.S.A. is Sunshine Tree Terrace. This counter service restaurant serves a delicious cool ice cream treat, either as a float or as a soft serve. The offerings come in vanilla, orange, citrus, chocolate or twist. They also serve coffee and tea. Sunshine Tree Terrace is open from 10am until evening.
This counter service restaurant is found on the border of Adventureland and Frontierland. Although a limited menu, it’s a great spot to grab a hot dog or their special beef brisket sandwich. The infamous gigantic Turkey Legs can also be found at the Tortuga Tavern. The restaurant has a few tables to sit and eat your meal or you can simply grab your food and go.
There are several attractions found in Adventureland and each one can be enjoyed by the whole family. None have height restrictions. Check out which attractions you’ll want to add to your park day.
Aladdin’s Magic Carpet
Fly on Aladdin’s Magic Carpet in the centre of Adventureland. This ride has two rows of seating. One row maneuvers the rising and falling of the flying carpet and the other maneuvers the carpet itself. This ride is similar to Dumbo’s Flying Elephant and the Astro Orbiter although it has an extra playful element. This ride has a spitting camel that spits out water during the course of the ride. Some guests may not only get a little wet but may get soaked.
Take a boat ride around rivers of Asia, Africa and South America. Your guide will tell you of tales of adventure that have happened on those very waters. There are several animatronics that make up the ride, playful elephants and over protective hippopotamus’. It certainly does not compare to the incredible Kilimanjaro Safari found in Animal Kingdom’s Africa but this classic ride is fun and enjoyable.
Pirates of the Caribbean
The ride that inspired the blockbuster franchise is a boat ride taking guests through several pirate adventures. This ride is dark as you travel past pirates mid fight on their pirate ships, through a village ransacked with pirates, and around pirates jailed for bad behaviour. The attraction does have a drop, so be prepared to hold on to any precious cargo. There are also a couple spots where the water splashes up and may get guests wet. The boat carries many guests and the benches have no belts so be sure that your young ones sit still for the course of the attraction.
Swiss Family Treehouse
This giant treehouse is made up to look like the home of the Robinson’s from the many Swiss Family Robinson films. Climb the many stairs to check out the kitchen, dining room and bedrooms. It’s a great spot to have the kids blow off some energy or to kill time while you wait for your reservation at Jungle Navigation Co LTD Skipper Canteen. It’s open from park open until close but I certainly wouldn’t suggest climbing these stairs at night. Swiss Family Treehouse is located across from Jungle Navigation Co LTD Skipper Canteen.
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
One of the original attractions at Walt Disney World is the Enchanted Tiki Room. This show lasts about 20 minutes and features animatronic birds singing several songs. The birds come down from the ceiling and entertain the guests. The whole room actually becomes a part of the performance. The room is filled with backless benches. It’s a great spot to go and take a moment away from the chaos of a park day.
For such a small area of the Magic Kingdom there are several shops to purchase items found only in this area of the park. You’ll also deal with smaller crowds than you’d find at the shops on Main Street U.S.A.
This small shop is located in the heart of Adventureland across from Aladdin’s Flying Carpets. It’s here you’ll find Aladdin merchandise, as well as merch that screams Safari. Like stuffed animals, safari vests and floral shirts. The whole store looks like the street market that is found in Aladdin.
Island Supply By Sunglass Hut
This shop is a great spot to pick up some sunglasses. The wares found at Island Supply have a southern feel, with grass skirts, leis, safari hats and towels filling up the store. It’s here that you’re most likely to find a Moana costume and a good selection of summer footwear. The store is open from park open until park close.
La Princesa de Cristal
Check out this little cart carrying beautiful and fragile crystal pieces. From tiaras to figurines, La Princesa de Cristal will have a gorgeous sparkling memento for guests to bring home. The cart is located at the exit of Plaza de Sol Caribe Bazaar.
Plaza del Sol Caribe Bazaar
Upon exiting Pirates of the Caribbean you’ll enter this pirate filled shop. Find pirate hats, pirate toys, pirate apparel. It’s a pirate fans wonderland. You can find unique jewelry and souvenirs. Grab a hat to look just like Jack Sparrows, or a hook for playing Captain Hook. There are also several action figures and toys of the many Pirates of the Caribbean Characters. You can shop here from park open until park close.
Aladdin & Jasmine
Directly beside the Agrabah Bazaar and across from Aladdin’s Flying Carpet is a spot to meet the characters from Aladdin. Aladdin and Jasmine are here several times throughout the day, typically ranging between 10am and 5pm. During special Halloween and Christmas parties you’ll find Jafar and Abu here as well.
There’s plenty to discover at Adventureland and it’s only a small part of the Magic Kingdom. Take a look at the other detailed posts on the Magic Kingdom to help you plan your day at the original Disney World Theme Park: