- “ Hmm! Why, I do believe we walked all the way across Never Land Jungle!”
- ―Mr. Smee
The Never Land Jungle is a thick woodland that shrouds the island of Never Land. It is full of palm trees and various wildlife. The jungle lends to a new location such as Sailor Swamp and Tiki Forest.
Role in the series
The jungle appears regularly in the series. In the episode "Hats Off to Hook!" Jake and his crew discovers Captain Hook's hat washed up on the shore of Pirate Island and try to return it to him. Meanwhile, Hook and his crew are also searching for Hook's missing hat on the Jolly Roger, Hook accidentally lands on a catapult launching into a palm tree in the Never Land Jungle. Sharky and Bones get Hook down were he spot Jake and his crew with his hat believing they stole it.
In the episode "Off The Hook" Captain Hook takes finds a Jake and his crew skateboard that washed up on shore and flees to Never Land with the skateboard. Once on the island Hook takes tries using the skateboard he finds far too difficult to stay or control as soar through the Never Land Jungle until he falls off of the skateboard that keeps rolling through the jungle.
In the episode "Yo Ho, Food to Go!" as Jake and his mates were about to dig into their snacks Skully inform his crewmates to wash their hands before they eat, with the sea pups distracted Captain Hook and Mr. Smee manage to plunder the young pirates healthy snacks and flee to Never Land with Jake and his crew in pursuit aboard Bucky. On Never Land, Hook and Smee were about to dine upon the healthy snacks on Shipwreck Beach until Jake and his crew confronts the duo who flee into Never Land Jungle and again to Mysterious River.
In the episode "Basketballs Aweigh!" Jake and his crew are playing in the Pirate Island hideout. Cubby needs practice making a basket, so Izzy helps him by sprinkling Pixie Dust on the ball. Unfortunately, it causes the basketball to float away. Captain Hook ends up catching the ball, and he refuses to give it back until a wave washes it away towards Never Land. Jake and his crew go in search of getting their ball back, and Hook challenges the pirate kids to a basketball game in a hidden Basketball Court deep within Never Land Jungle.
In the episode "Free Wheeling Fun",Captain Hook and Mr. Smee have been hiking through the Never Land Jungle in search of treasure,but again comeback empty handed.To make matters worse the hiking has caused Hook to get tired as he sit to ease his acing feet.But Smee reminds Hook they still have to traverse all the way through the Never Land Jungle to Shipwreck Beach where the Jolly Roger is anchored. Suddenly Jake and his pirate friends ride past Hook and Smee on a bicycle built for three, Hook soon desires the bike for himself so he wouldn't have to walk. Hook and Smee manage to sneak away with the bike when Jake and his crew are distracted with there game.However this is short live once Jake and his crew uncover the villainous duo plot and recover there stolen bike after chasing Hook and Smee through Never Land.By the end of the episode Hook is still to tired to walk back to his ship and is left riding on Smee's shoulders as the two make there way through the jungle on foot back to the Jolly Roger.
In the episode "Jake's Jungle Groove" Jake and his crew plan on having a dance party with Marina the Mermaid, and Jake learns how to dance by moving to the beat of Peter Pan's Bongos that Cubby playing. Even Captain Hook couldn't keep himself from dancing to the beat of Cubby's bongos, and he wants to take them away to stop himself and Jake's crew from dancing. Unfortunately, a monkey steals the bongos from Hook and wouldn't stop playing them as he flees into the Never Land Jungle.
In the special episode "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns". Peter Pan returns to Never Land to recruit Jake, Izzy, Cubby, and Skully to find his shadow. Without his shadow, Peter is unable to fly causing more problems for the heroes and giving a plus to the revenge-seeking Captain Hook. Eventually Hook and his crew manages to capture Peter Pan's Shadow and threatens to dispose of it in the Valley of Shadows if Peter refuses to leave Never Land and never return.Peter accompiaed by Jake and his crew pursue Hook all across Never Land in order to stop him.
In the episode special "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book", When Captain Hook steals Wendy Darling's book of Never Land and flees back to the island to destroy the tales once and for all. Jake and his crew pursue the captain accompanied by the Darling siblings. Once back on Never Land Wendy suggest they head to the hideout to determine where Hook will take the book, Jake was about to set a course for Pirate Island but Wendy clarified that she meant Peter's hideout, she and brother lived stayed their first visit to the island many years ago. As Wendy leads the group across the Never Land Jungle to find Hangman's Tree but started to lose her memory of where the tree resides. Jake manages to find the tree and John opens one of the hidden hatches welcoming everyone inside. Jake and crew marvel at the sight of Pan's hideout, Wendy knew of another means to help them locate where Hook is taking her book, by using the tree's root tunnels. The group soon hear the captain's voice leading to the Valley of Fury one of the most dangerous locations in Never Land.
In the episode "Monkey Tiki Trouble"Captain Hook and his crew travel through the Never Land Jungle on the search for the legendary golden Monkey Tiki of Monkey Picchu. Unaware that King Zongo and his Monkey Pirates are following through the treetops. After Hook uncovers the idol Zongo attempts to steal it. As Hook and Zongo struggle over control of the Monkey Tiki, to the powers of the Tiki is released causing both Captain Hook and King Zongo to switch bodies.
In the episode "Captain Jake's Pirate Power Crew!", Captain Hook and his crew search through the Never Land jungle for Zebra Bananas. However Bing-Bong, one of Zongo's monkey minions manage to swoop down and swipe the bundle of Zebra Bananas the pirate crew, when Hook and his crew finally catch up they discover Zongo has them all much to Hook's disappointment causing the bumbling crew to fall into the mud of Mire Pit. Later Zongo and his crew flee with the Zebra Bananas they stumble upon Jake and his crew who use there new powers of the Pirate Power Bandanas they received from Peter Pan to stop Zongo.
The Never Land Jungle makes an appearance in the Lego DUPLO spin-off in the episode "The Big Golden Tiki Treasure",Jake and his crew pursue a group of monkeys through the jungle in order to retrieve one the magical Pirate Pieces before Captain Hook.
The Never Land Jungle is featured in the LeapTV™ Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates Educational, Active Video Game. During the "Chop & Sort" segment the player plays as Jake using his Forever Sword to clear a path through the jungle. Then, sort, classify and slice coconuts to fuel up!
In the app game "Jake's Treasure Trek" Jake is task with journeying through three islands in order to recover Tinker Bell's magical lantern before Captain Hook gets his hooks on it. The second location Jake visit in his quest is Jungle Run Isle, an island based on the Never Land Jungle.