|About this Attraction
Location: Animal Kingdom
Tips & Fun Facts
The parade starts at the Tusker House Gate at Harambe Village in Africa, winds round Discovery Island, and returns to the Tusker House Gate.
There are lots of good spots to view the parade anywhere along the parade route.
If you watch the parade from Africa, you'll get to see it twice!
Guests usually start to grab a spot to watch the parade about 20-30 minutes before it's due to start.
The procession consists of individually designed elements that bring a variety of heights, colors and abstract animal visuals to create a fun, theatrical showcase for the Disney characters. The elements include five character-based safari vehicles, four drum sculptures, three rickshaw taxis, eight animal puppets, 16 Disney characters, 10 Party Animal stiltwalkers and 10 Party Patrols. The eight abstract animal puppets were designed by Michael Curry Designs in Portland, Ore., which created the puppets for Disney's "The Lion King" on Broadway.
The main musical score was written by Disney Show Director Reed Jones and Music Director Dan Stamper, who was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on Super Bowl 2000 in Atlanta. All musical arrangements were orchestrated by Gordon Goodwin and recorded in Los Angeles.
"Mickey's Jammin' Jungle" parade costumes were designed by Matt Davidson. The prototypes for the puppeteer costumes were crafted in Africa by native artisans. Parade costumes were created at Walt Disney World Creative Costuming, Parsons Mears in New York, Costume Armor in New York and Vegas Costumes in Las Vegas.
Features 60 cast members including performers, drivers and coordinators.
There are designated viewing areas for Guests with disabilities. These areas are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Locations: Discovery Island, near Pizzafari; Africa, in front of Dawa Bar; Asia, opposite Flights of Wonder; Discovery Island, next to Safari Barbeque.