Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade
A MENAGERIE OF ABSTRACT ANIMAL IMAGES COMES TO LIFE IN FUN, THEATRICAL DESIGNS HANDCRAFTED FROM AN ECLECTIC MIX OF NATURAL MATERIALS AND FABRICS

Join the outrageous island street party as Disney characters come to the jungle on expedition with a wild, whimsical, larger-than-life tribute to their animal friends.

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Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade at Animal Kingdom. The parade does a loop through the park. There is a portion of the route (near the Safari entrance in Africa) that the parade goes through twice (at the beginning and end). If you get a spot here just before parade starts, you can watch it go by once and then wait ten minutes for it to come by the other way. After the first pass, most guests leave and you have your choice of front row seats without having to line up an hour beforehand. If you have both a still camera and a video camera, this allows you to use both cameras and get some great pictures!)

Concept:

With all the sights and sounds of an outrageous island street party, Disney characters have come to town on expedition with a wild, whimsical, larger-than-life tribute to their animal friends.
Daily at 4:00pm - 15 min. (approximately)
Starts at the Tusker House Gate at Harambe Village. It winds through Disney's Animal Kingdom and returns to the Tusker House Gate.
Design Elements:
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 The Lion King on Broadway.

Mickey's Jammin Jungle Parade
With all the sights and sounds of an outrageous island street party, Disney characters have come to town on expedition with a wild, whimsical, larger-than-life tribute to their animal friends.
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 "The Lion King" on Broadway.
As "Mickey's Jammin' Jungle" winds through the park, a menagerie of abstract animal images comes to life in fun, theatrical designs handcrafted from an eclectic mix of natural materials and fabrics. Soaring animated puppets and towering percussive drum sculptures create bursts of living color against Disney's Animal Kingdom's dense jungle greenery. Elaborate rickshaw taxis put selected guests in the middle of the parade, accompanied by Disney characters in customized musical safari vehicles. A troupe of 8-foot-tall Party Animals and energetic Party Patrols interact with guests and direct them in the creation of the live call-and-response sing-along music fest. Up to 25 special guests will be selected daily to ride in the opening unit, three guest rickshaws and the finale unit. Guests will be given Kodak disposable cameras so they can capture the special moment aboard the parade.
In addition to the myriad of characters participating in "Mickey's Jammin' Jungle" parade at Disney's Animal Kingdom, guests can see Disney characters including Pluto, Baloo, Louie, Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear, Timon, Terk and Chip 'n' Dale.
Parade Length: 15 min. (approximately)
Performed: Daily at 3 p.m.
Location: Starts at the Tusker House Gate at Harambe Village. It winds through Disney's Animal Kingdom and returns to the Tusker House Gate.
The new afternoon parade in Disney's Animal Kingdom, Mickey's Jammin Jungle is supported by the regular Disney cast, aboard safari themed vehicles.
Rhythm is added to the parade through a series of giant rolling drums, themed to resemble exotic animals.
Mickey's Jammin'  Jungle Parade runs every day at 3:00pm during the 100 Years of Magic Celebration.  Although Animal Kingdom isn't really a very friendly afternoon park (because of the heat and the looooong walks to get from one place to another), the parade provides one reason to stick around at least until mid-afternoon before running back to the resort for a refreshing dip in the pool.
The parade is a fun mix of Disney characters and stylized animal floats.
Good locations for viewing are available all along the parade route, which runs from Tusker House (in Harambe) through Discovery Island, and back.
Sheila Hagen provided a great photo tour of Mickey's Jammin'  Jungle Parade that you can see right here on MousePlanet!
Join in the fun at the Jammin' Jungle parade
Mickey's Jammin' Jungle parade turns the park into an island street party. Featuring Disney's beloved animal characters the fun kicks off at 3 p.m. in front of the Tusker House gate at Harambe Village.
The parade kicks off with a brightly colored rover vehicle carrying the beloved Disney character Rafiki, from the Disney animated film "The Lion King." Rafiki rides with a guest family, which is selected daily to participate in the parade.
Other park guests get caught up in the fun, as they are whisked into elaborate rickshaw taxis putting them in the center of the parade action. And everyone along the parade route is a part of the sing-a-long as 8-foot tall 'party animals' dance.
You won't want to miss Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy in the custom Jeeps or Mickey Mouse with his Bon Voyage caravan.
Concept: With all the sights and sounds of an outrageous island street party, Disney characters have come to town on expedition with a wild, whimsical, larger-than-life tribute to their animal friends.
Parade Length: 15 min. (approximately)
Performed: Daily at 3 p.m.
Location: Starts at the Tusker House Gate at Harambe Village. It winds through DisneyÍs Animal Kingdom and returns to the Tusker House Gate.
Design Elements: 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 "The Lion King" on Broadway.
Music: 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.
Costumes: "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.
Performers: Features 60 cast members including performers, drivers and coordinators.
Highlights: As "Mickey's Jammin' Jungle" winds through the park, a menagerie of abstract animal images comes to life in fun, theatrical designs handcrafted from an eclectic mix of natural materials and fabrics. Soaring animated puppets and towering percussive drum sculptures create bursts of living color against DisneyÍs Animal KingdomÍs dense jungle greenery. Elaborate rickshaw taxis put selected guests in the middle of the parade, accompanied by Disney characters in customized musical safari vehicles. A troupe of 8-foot-tall Party Animals and energetic Party Patrols interact with guests and direct them in the creation of the live call-and-response sing-along music fest. Up to 25 special guests will be selected daily to ride in the opening unit, three guest rickshaws and the finale unit. Guests will be given Kodak disposable cameras so they can capture the special moment aboard the parade.


Adventure Rover -- This opening rover is a brightly colored red, orange and yellow safari vehicle. It carries the beloved Disney character Rafiki, from the Disney animated film "The Lion King." Rafiki rides with a guest family, which is selected daily to participate in the parade.
Character Jeeps -- These three jeeps carry several of the most famous of all Disney characters including Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy. The vehicles and floats are themed to the personalities of each character. Donald's jeep pulls a float painted in various hues of blue with a sports and nautical theme. Minnie's jeep and float are painted with her signature red and white polka dots adorned with a big red and white, polka dot bow. Goofy's jeep and float feature a hodgepodge of items, ranging from oversized snowshoes to a pair of pajamas.
Bon Voyage Caravan -- The Bon Voyage Caravan features a brightly colored jeep carrying Mickey Mouse. This jeep pulls a float consisting of several different safari-themed segments. The float carries Mickey Mouse and a guest family, which is selected daily to participate in the parade.
In addition to the myriad of characters participating in "MickeyÍs Jammin' Jungle" parade at Disney's Animal Kingdom, guests can see Disney characters including Pluto, Baloo, Louie, Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear, Timon, Terk and Chip 'n' Dale.

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