It was announced earlier this year that Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade at Disney’s Animal Kingdom would be ending its almost 13 year run. We now know that the last performance of the parade will take place on May 31.
The parade is ending due to the large amount of construction taking place in the park that will interfere with the parade route, as well as some of the guest viewing areas.
Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade was a fun showcase of Disney characters, music, and animal puppets.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is currently going through a substantial enhancement, with Festival of the Lion King debuting this June, a new night time extravaganza called Rivers of Light announced, and the Avatar-themed land set to debut in 2017.
There are no plans for a new parade for the park at the present time.
Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade will be ending its run in Disney’s Animal Kingdom sometime this June. No official date has been announced as of yet.
An article that ran in the Orlando Sentinel states that the parade, which debuted on October 1, 2001, is expected to close due to expansion work that will “soon impede on the parade path and viewing areas for guests,” according to Disney.
Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade is a wild, whimsical party celebrating Mickey and friends going on safari. The parade includes five character based safari vehicles, four drum sculptures, three rickshaw taxis, eight animal puppets, fourteen Disney characters, ten Party Animal stilt walkers, and twelve Party Patrols. It also features a fun soundtrack.
There are no current plans to replace the parade.