Tikis in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park

Where to Play, Eat & Shop in Adventureland – Disney World Guide

Do you wish you could experience the lush jungles of the Amazon, the bustling bazaars of the Middle East, the quaint thatched rooftops of the South Pacific, and the buccaneering spirit of the Spanish Main all in one day? Well, at Adventureland in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park, you can—and you don’t even need a passport to do it.

From classic attractions to equally iconic snacks, from intrepid Disney characters to souvenir-filled shops, there’s something in Adventureland for everyone, whether you’re an aspiring swashbuckler, a wannabe Jungle Cruise skipper or a DOLE Whip connoisseur. So, bring your sense of adventure and a sturdy pair of hiking boots as we explore everything this exotic Magic Kingdom land has to offer. Kungaloosh!

Journey to Far-Flung Places in Adventureland at Disney World

Similar to Frontierland next door and Liberty Square just a short walk away, Adventureland also transports guests to several different places in the span of just a few steps. Unlike those other parts of Magic Kingdom, however, which serve as a walkthrough journey of America’s past, Adventureland whisks visitors to some of the globe’s most colorful locales. And it all happens in the space of around a city block.

Adventureland Entrance Signage

Around the World in 180 Steps

As you turn the corner from Main Street, USA to Adventureland, you wander past The Crystal Palace. While the inside of this buffet restaurant plays host to Winnie the Pooh and his pals, the outside of this popular character dining spot pays tribute to the Victorian splendor of the 19th century. Though not officially part of Adventureland, the eatery serves as a sort of visual bridge that nods to the architectural styles which were prevalent during the height of Britain’s colonial rule in places like the Caribbean, the first stop along our tour.

From there, we make our way to the lively open-air markets of the Middle East and North Africa, with The Magic Carpets of Aladdin at the center. Next, before you’ve even had a chance to catch your breath, it’s onward to the tropical tikis of the South Pacific. Here you’ll find Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room and one very tasty Polynesian treat, creamy pineapple soft-serve (AKA DOLE Whip.)

Finally, the last stop on our world tour brings us back to the Caribbean islands. Only this time, rather than the cotton candy-hued Victorian buildings of British and French Colonialism, we’re immersed in the warm Spanish influence of the West Indies. With its golden stucco walls, terracotta-tile rooftops and welcoming archways, the plaza in front of Pirates of the Caribbean feels as if it could have been plucked from the streets of Old San Juan. The Spanish Colonial architecture also helps to transition guests from pirate territory to the rough-and-tumble country of the American Southwest in Frontierland.

Skull in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park

Where to Play, Eat and Shop in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland

So, just what kind of adventures can you get into in Adventureland? Whether you’re in the mood for scallywag-worthy escapades, Disney character encounters, delicious dining or some souvenir shopping, this adventurous area of the Walt Disney World Resort has it all and then some. Let’s take a look!

Adventureland Rides & Other Attractions

From family-friendly rides to interactive attractions to a whimsical show starring a flock of Audio-Animatronic birds, you’ll find it all in Adventureland. But make sure to keep your wits about you—it’s a jungle out there!

A Pirate’s Adventure – Treasures of the Seven Seas

Create your own buccaneer adventure and channel your inner swashbuckler at A Pirate’s Adventure – Treasures of the Seven Seas. During this unique interactive attraction, guests join Captain Jack Sparrow’s league of pirates, setting out in search of treasure with the help of a map, a magic talisman and clues that have been hidden around the land.

Five different missions are available, with each taking about 20 minutes to finish. At the end of each quest, you’ll be rewarded with your very own piece of treasure, a collectible card. Complete all five missions and you’ll earn a card autographed by Captain Jack Sparrow himself.

This immersive scavenger hunt is great for guests who have sailed through Adventureland before and is fun for adventurers both big and small. And since raids can be completed all in one go or on and off throughout your day, they’re easy to fit into your busy theme park day. Best of all, it’s completely free to participate. The Crow’s Nest between Tortuga Tavern and Peco Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe.

Lightning Lane Availability: None

Height Restriction: Any Height

Best for: All Ages

Jungle Cruise signage at night

Jungle Cruise

Climb aboard a lazy riverboat and chart a course for the wild rivers of South America, Africa and Asia on the world-famous Jungle Cruise. Led by a crew of dad joke-telling skippers (“Behold, the backside of water!”), this slow-moving boat ride is a true Disney classic and a must-ride whether you’re a fan of the new live-action film, a sucker for nostalgia or simply a lover of puns.

The original version, which opened at Disneyland in 1955, was initially intended to feature real animals. However, once he realized that actual wildlife would be pretty difficult to control, Walt Disney opted to use Audio-Animatronic animals instead. That said, outside of the initial reimagining, not much of the ride’s storyline or theme has changed throughout the years.

Although the Jungle Cruise is fun any time, we especially enjoy it during the holiday season when the attraction transforms into the Jingle Cruise, complete with festively themed jokes. Unfortunately, many people seem to have the same opinion, so be sure to plan your day accordingly or come prepared to wait in line for an hour or more.

Lightning Lane Availability: Disney Genie+

Height Restriction: Any Height

Best for: All Ages

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

Take flight over the streets of Agrabah on The Magic Carpets of Aladdin. Similar to Dumbo the Flying Elephant in Fantasyland, this easygoing, spinning-style attraction gives you a wonderful bird’s-eye view of Adventureland and is especially great for families with young children. While you’re there, stop by for a picture in front of the sign and the camel behind it. But be careful if you don’t want to get wet—camels have been known to spit.

Lightning Lane Availability: Disney Genie+

Height Restriction: Any Height

Best for: All Ages

Pirates of the Caribbean sign in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park

Pirates of the Caribbean

Hoist the colors and set sail for adventure on Pirates of the Caribbean. Another Disney classic, this slow-moving boat ride meets dark ride plunges guests into the treacherous world of plunderers, rogues and buccaneers. Similar to the original attraction in Disneyland, Walt Disney World’s version centers around Captain Jack Sparrow, who guests see hiding throughout the ride. However, you’ll also want to keep a lookout for Redd, who went from being the most in-demand wench in the auction in the original attraction to actually running the auction as a fearsome pirate in the ride’s latest iteration.

Despite its enduring popularity, Pirates of the Caribbean tends to be relatively easy to do no matter when you choose to visit due to its quick loading time. What’s more, since the attraction is entirely inside, as well as much of the queue, you’re able to soak up some air-conditioning, rest your feet for a while and enjoy the shade as you cruise along in your boat.

Lightning Lane Availability: Disney Genie+

Height Restriction: Any Height

Best for: All Ages

Swiss Family Treehouse

For an open house unlike any other, don’t miss Swiss Family Treehouse. Built by a shipwrecked family, this cozy home in the canopy features several open-air rooms outfitted with salvaged decor, a wooden water wheel and 360-degree views of the Jungle Cruise and the rest of Adventureland below. The line for this tropical treehouse is typically short to nonexistent, making for a great temporary escape from the craziness of the theme park.

Lightning Lane Availability: None

Height Restriction: Any Height

Best for: All Ages

Swiss Family Treehouse in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

Let your cares slip away as you sing along with a massive Audio-Animatronic cast, including birds, tiki statues and flowers, at Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. Home to more than 225 performers, this charming show in the round is a treat for the senses. Trust us, you won’t know where to look. As the entire show is inside, the attraction is also the perfect spot to relax and cool off.

Lightning Lane Availability: None

Height Restriction: Any Height

Best for: All Ages

Adventureland Characters & Entertainment

Adventureland isn’t just home to some of Magic Kingdom’s most treasured attractions. It also offers a whole new world of Disney character experiences.

Meet Aladdin and Jasmine in Agrabah

Along with Mickey and Minnie, one of Disney’s most dynamic duos is Aladdin and Jasmine, and you can meet the lovebirds in Agrabah next to the magic carpet ride and Aloha Isle. Typically, the couple greets guests together, which makes for some awesome photo opportunities. Appearance times are subject to change, so refer to the My Disney Experience app for the most up-to-date schedule.

Meet Captain Jack Sparrow Across From Pirates of the Caribbean

Aladdin and Jasmine aren’t the only Disney characters greeting guests in Adventureland. Buccaneers of all ages can also meet the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow, who poses for pictures and signs autographs on the Adventureland Stage. With villages to plunder, a league of pirates to manage and buckets of treasure to count, he only mingles with guests at certain times of the day. So, check out the My Disney Experience app for his current appearance schedule.

Tiki Room in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park

Adventureland Restaurants

We don’t know about you, but searching for booty and soaring on a magic carpet can be downright exhausting, and we tend to work up quite the appetite. Luckily, this exotic land is filled with plenty of dining opportunities, whether you’re craving family-friendly fare, more adventurous flavors or something sweet to end your day.

Adventureland Spring Roll Wagon

Although you won’t find the Spring Roll Wagon listed on the Walt Disney World app, this little snack cart located just outside the entrance to Adventureland, only a short walk from The Crystal Palace, is well worth a stop. The booth cooks up a small selection of savory spring rolls in non-traditional flavors (think cheeseburger and reuben sandwich). Each order comes with two spring rolls. However, if you can’t choose which flavor to get, you can even mix it up and enjoy one of each.

Cost: Snacks – $14.99 and under per adult

Cuisine: American

What to Get: Cheeseburger Spring Rolls, 50th Celebration Springs Rolls (Reuben Sandwich-flavored)

Reservations: No

Ice cream pineapple float in a cup

Aloha Isle

When it comes to the best snacks at Disney World, few are more beloved than the cool, creamy DOLE Whip. And you’ll find a whole bunch of it on offer at Aloha Isle next to the Enchanted Tiki Room, including coconut, raspberry and the original pineapple. Get yours in a float or dish or topped with pineapple upside-down cake pop.

Cost: Snacks – $14.99 and under per adult

Cuisine: American

What to Get: All things DOLE Whip!

Reservations: No, Mobile Order available

Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen

If you’re hungry enough to eat a hippo, then make your way to Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen, the only table-service restaurant in Adventureland. Nestled near Swiss Family Treehouse, Skipper Canteen is arguably the most underrated restaurant in Magic Kingdom. The eatery is based on the Jungle Cruise, complete with punny skippers for servers, along with some nods to the Society of Explorers and Adventurers (S.E.A.), and is filled with a boatload of clever design details. So, take some time to check them all out before or after your meal.

As befitting a restaurant styled after the Jungle Cruise, Skipper Canteen cooks up an assortment of globally inspired dishes, as well as some more approachable options for pickier eaters. We also like it because it’s one of the more affordable Magic Kingdom table-service restaurants. Great food at a good value with an immersive atmosphere? Sign us up!

Cost: Lunch and Dinner – $15 to $34.99 per adult

Cuisine: African, Asian and Latin

What to Get: Falls Family Falafel, “Tastes Like Chicken” Because It Is!, “Hardy Har Char” Siu Pork, Curried Vegetable Crew Stew, Kungaloosh! dessert

Reservations: Advance Dining Reservations and Walk-Up List available

Tikis in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park

Sunshine Tree Terrace

For a different take on DOLE Whip, you’ll also want to check out Sunshine Tree Terrace. Located across from Swiss Family Treehouse, this counter-service snack stand dishes up an equally addictive orange-flavored soft serve, as well as strawberry, chocolate and vanilla. Enjoy it in a cup or float.

Cost: Snacks – $14.99 and under per adult

Cuisine: American

What to Get: Fried Pot Stickers, more DOLE Whip

Reservations: No, Mobile Order available

Tortuga Tavern

Avast, me hearties! If all that swashbuckling has you hungry, then stop by Tortuga Tavern for some buccaneer-worthy fare. Just a short walk from the Enchanted Tiki Room and Pirates of the Caribbean, this quick-service spot cooks up all-American favorites with a twist, like chicken strips doused in a sticky orange-soy glaze, a burger topped with teriyaki sauce and grilled pineapple or a Nutella sandwich with bananas and peanut butter.

Keep in mind that Tortuga Tavern is typically only open seasonally during busier times of the year. Additionally, they tend to change up the menu rather frequently. So, check it out on the Walt Disney World app for current offerings and hours.

Cost: Lunch and Dinner – $14.99 and under per adult

Cuisine: American

What to Get: Veranda Chicken Strips; Peanut Butter, Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread, and Banana Sandwich

Reservations: No

Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park

Adventureland Merchandise Locations

You can’t sail the seven seas with pirates or experience a whole new world with Aladdin and Jasmine and not go home with a souvenir. Luckily, there are several different stores in Adventureland that offer a range of both mementos and essentials.

Agrabah Bazaar

While you might not be able to find your own magic lamp, the Agrabah Bazaar stocks an array of Aladdin-themed items, including apparel, plushies and more.

Bwana Bob’s

Tucked just inside the Adventureland entrance, this outdoor merchandise kiosk sells everything from Mickey Ears and t-shirts to hats and bottled water.

Island Supply by Sunglass Hut

Forget your sunglasses back in your hotel room? Pick up another pair from Island Supply by Sunglass Hut, which offers a wide variety of name brands and styles.

La Princesa de Cristal – Caribbean Plaza

To take home a treasure of your very own, stop by La Princesa de Cristal. This merchandise location features an assortment of Arribas Brothers crystal goods that are sure to add a little sparkle to your day.

Plaza del Sol Caribe Bazaar

If it’s booty you’re after, then be sure to stop at Plaza del Sol Caribe Bazaar for a pillaging session after your ride on Pirates of the Caribbean. The store touts everything a wannabe buccaneer could need, whether pirate hats and t-shirts or pins and snacks.

Pirates in prison and dog holding keys

Well, explorers, that brings our whirlwind voyage through Adventureland to an end. Before we set off on our next adventure, what is your favorite thing to do in this exotic corner of Magic Kingdom Park? Let us know in the comments! Then, learn how you can save on your next trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth with our discount Disney World tickets.