There is nothing I love more than going to Disneyland and being surprised by a special event! For the month of August, the Adventure Trading Company has set up camp at the Indiana Jones Outpost, to send YOU on a quest to obtain rare (limited edition) Juju’s hidden around Adventureland. What is a Juju you ask? It’s a traditional relic that represents a quest or special experience. There are nine collectable Juju’s. Each adventure starts at $5 (refreshment adventures slightly more) and there is no annual passholder discount.
I wanted to be a talent scout for the Tiki Room, and Phranq wanted to live out his life-long dream, to learn the fine art of becoming a skipper on the Jungle Cruise. Before departing on our fun, we were given the adventurer names “Brave Bandit Beth” and “Fandango Frank.” Armed with a magazine called “The Bird Call: Adventureland’s Enchanted Tiki Tabloid” and a smart phone we set off to discover the next “big bird”, to star in the Tiki Room. We took pictures of potential performers and pitched them to a bird handler at the Tiki Room. Upon completion, they stamped our magazine to show we finished the mission and received the tiki bird Juju. This adorable parrot is my favorite of all the Juju’s! Skipper-training for the Jungle Cruise involves studying, reading up and answering challenging questions. Heads up, they test your skills at the end, so be prepared! If proven worthy of the title Jungle Cruise Skipper, you will receive your Phrianahahaha juju!
Since we are adventure seekers, Phranq and I decided to do the refreshment quests. We tempted our fate by purchasing a cup of Venomade at Bengal Barbecue. It was bright green and had snake eggs at the bottom…yum! In order to obtain the juju to this poisonous concoction, you have to take a big swig of Venomade and tell them a tale of hisssstorical significance. We then found the missing ingredients to Trader Sam’s JuJuJuice and ventured over to his Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel to receive a token of gratitude. We then ordered the JuJuJuice to receive our fourth JuJu of the day. Due to limited daily quantities we missed the last refreshment Juju for the This Side Up Parfait at Tropical Imports. Insider tip: refreshment Juju’s are limited daily and it is recommended you seek them out early in your visit.
Other interactions include: The Ancient Trial of the Eye at the Indiana Jones ride and follow the clues to recover a lost shipment to obtain the Elephant Juju. Plus, when you purchase your adventures at the Outpost, there is a special juju in the shape of a tree that unlocks something magical at Tarzan’s Tree House.
I hope we return to Disneyland before the end of August so we can complete the other two missions. I hear they plan on continuing these fun side games (introduced July in Frontierland) in other lands throughout the park. Rumor places the next event on Main Street U.S.A. for more fun. I can’t wait to see what games and adventure they have in store for us!