D23 Offering Gold Member Preview of Jungle Cruise at Disneyland Park Next Week

D23 Gold Members are in for an exciting early morning adventure, as they will be among the first guests to experience the new enhancements to the world-famous Jungle Cruise at Disneyland Park on its official reopening day next week on July 16.


This opportunity has very limited capacity for D23 Gold Members, but D23.com will release a special “virtual edition” a few days after the event for all D23 Members to hear the inside story from Walt Disney Imagineering themselves.

The morning begins as D23 Gold Members enter the gates of Disneyland Park before the park opens to the general public. Upon arrival, they will be outfitted with their own skipper hat and VIP credential.

Adventurers will also enjoy treats like Loco Moco Bao, Sweet Lumpia, Dole Whip, Coffee, bottled juices, and water.


Next, the master of ceremonies, D23 Team Member (and former Jungle Cruise Skipper) Justin Arthur, will kick things off with a special panel of creative talent from Walt Disney Imagineering as they take guests on a deep dive into the history and re-imagining of the iconic attraction.

After, attendees will board their explorer launch as their skipper will take them down the rivers of adventure to be among the first on the official re-opening day to see all the new sights (and jokes) to be discovered.

In addition to a skipper hat and VIP credential, guests will be treated to a few other commemorative surprises as well.

The event begins promptly at 5:30 a.m. at the Main Entrance of Disneyland and will last until approximately 7:30 a.m. Check-in will begin at 5:15 a.m. Due to the nature of this unique experience, please arrive no later than 5:30 a.m.; late arrivals will not be accommodated.

Additional Details:

  • Event ticket does not include admission or a reservation for Disneyland Park during the normal operating day. Guests will be escorted out outside of the park upon event conclusion.
  • Parking is included for a limited duration. Information will be included in confirmation email.
  • There is a very limited number of tickets available. D23 Members will be required to provide their membership number when reserving tickets. D23 Members who do not bring their membership card and tickets may not be admitted to the event.
  • Any dietary restrictions or accessibility requests should be communicated to D23 Guest Services as soon as possible.
  • Seating is limited. Small parties will likely be seated with other groups.
  • D23 Gold Members may reserve a ticket for themselves and one (1) guest.
  • Children should be supervised. Guests under age 14 must be accompanied by a Guest age 18 or older.
  • D23 Members attending must bring their photo ID and event tickets or they will not be admitted to the event.
  • Ticketed Members and guests who do not attend the event forfeit their place as well as all experiences, benefits, and gifts associated with the event. D23 Members must be present for their guests to gain entry to the event.
  • All D23 Events are subject to change without notice. There are strictly no cancellations or refunds, and tickets are not transferable.

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