Disneyland to offer $300 Jungle Cruise Sunrise Breakfast experience soon

If you’re in the mood to splurge for a unique opportunity, the Jungle Cruise Sunrise Breakfast at Disneyland park may be something to consider. At $300 per person, this event is not for the casual resort guest (or feint of heart). And, by the way, that price does NOT include park admission and there are no special discounts being offered.

Jungle Cruise Entrance

Anyhow, this is an opportunity to train as an “unofficial” Jungle Cruise skipper. According to the Disney Parks Blog, there will be select dates to book this adventure from September 21 until December 2, 2015. The start time will be 6:30am and participants are asked to check in at least 30-minutes prior. Check in occurs at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. From there, guests are escorted into Disneyland park by specially designated guides.

Breakfast will be served at the Jungle Cruise African Veldt. Not sure where that’s located? Neither am I. It’s unknown if they will set up something in one of the ballrooms at the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa or convert Aladdin’s Oasis. In either case, the food being offered is rather ordinary for an event that costs so much.

Trader Sam's will offer a special of two fruits for the price of one head.  Aww, how nice!

Trader Sam will offer a special of two fruits for the price of one head. What a deal!

The menu, sans the flowery adjectives provided by the Disney Parks Blog, includes the following items: eggs, bacon, sausage, potato and onion hash, assorted “exotic” fruit and chia parfait. They will offer a variety of juices, coffee and tea to drink. Not trying to go negative folks, but I’ve eaten at some of the finest restaurants in the world and this menu is not even close to a reasonable price point.

After breakfast, participants are schooled in the art of Jungle Skippery. At the end of training, guests are sworn into the elite “Fraternal League of Secret Skippers” and allowed to pilot their own Jungle Cruise boat.

You never know who you might meet on a Jungle Cruise

You never know who you might meet on a Jungle Cruise

Once the adventure concludes, guests are escorted out of Disneyland and must re-enter as normal. As a memento, all “unofficial” Jungle Cruise Skippers will receive a special tribal mask souvenir that was designed using original Jungle Cruise concept art.

An example of some original Jungle Cruise concept art

An example of some original Jungle Cruise concept art

It’s debatable whether this adventure is worth $300 per person. On one hand, it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and you do get to be a Skipper on a Jungle Cruise boat. On the other hand, I attended the Tahitian Terrace Diamond Luau for half as much and it had outstanding entertainment, decent food, and better merchandise. In the end, it’s all about what you value. While the food is decidedly not worth the price, the experience itself might very well be.

Do you think $300 is worth this “once-in-a-lifetime” adventure? Let us know your thoughts!

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