Adventureland was originally designed as True-Life Adventureland, and was based on Walt’s nature documentaries on Africa and Asia. Fun fact, the land was originally supposed to have LIVING animals from Africa, but after realizing that the animals would hide from the guests, they moved to having animatronic animals instead. When Indiana Jones opened, the whole land was redone, to give it more of a 1930’s theme. From hanging vines and orchid trees to the giant timber bamboo, this area of Disneyland really conveys the feeling of a journey to the tropics.

Imagineering Highlights!

  • The Little Man of Disneyland’s Home
  • Mara Writing – There’s a bunch of writing inside the line of Indiana Jones. They are fun messages from the Imagineers! See below for the translator card
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room was the first show to feature Audio-Animatronics technology. The cast of the show features 225 animated singing birds, flowers and tikis.
  • Tarzan’s Treehouse – This attraction was originally the Swiss Family Treehouse and plays the “Swisskapolka” music to pay homage to its roots.