was Hunt's new custom built attraction for the 1959 season.
There were several men on board for this project and responsible
for its creation and unique appearance - including Allen Hawes,
Jamie Sanford and Bill Tracy. Jungleland contained four safari
boats that held up to fourteen passengers each. Their names...African
Queen - Swamp Lilly - Jungle Belle - and Congo Kitty. These
boats would gently carry you through a 6000 square foot tropical
landscape featuring a variety of animated creatures including
monkeys, goonie birds, charging rhinos, crocodiles, and a giant
snake as well as some natives and a few hungry cannibals. As
you would drift along through this primitive world you would
enter the interior portion of the ride. This stretch was dark
and filled with more thrills - such as the trick waterfall,
pop-up natives and a giant goonie bird emerging from his egg.
This attraction would remain on the pier until it was demolished
in 1989. There has never been another ride like this on the
Wildwood Boardwalk and probably never will be again.