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Deep Jungle

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Deep Jungle is a world that appears in Kingdom Hearts, based on the 1999 Disney film Tarzan. It is home to Tarzan and his ape tribe, as well as a set of explorers trying to learn more about the gorillas.


Deep Jungle in an early concept of Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories.

An image from the early stages of development for Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories shows Sora fighting a Soldier in Deep Jungle. However, the world does not appear in the final version of the game.

Setting and Areas[edit]

Kingdom Hearts[edit]

Sora enters Deep Jungle alone and at the Tree House (樹上の家 Jujō no Ie?), where he battles Sabor and meets up with Tarzan. Jumping down from the netting below the house sends Sora into the Tunnel (大穴 Ōana?, lit. "Large Hole"), where he can either access the Treetop (最上層 Sai Jōsō?, lit. "Top Layer") and Climbing Trees (ジャングル:奥地の大樹 Janguru: Okuchi no Taiju?, lit. "Jungle: Large Tree's Interior") to head back to the Tree House, or jump into the log and begin the Jungle Slider mini-game.

Artwork of the Treehouse from the Deep Jungle
Artwork of the Tree House.

Jungle Slider takes the party to the Camp (キャンプ Kyanpu?), where at the Tent (キャンプ:テント Kyanpu: Tento?, lit. "Camp: Tent") the party can meet with Jane Porter. The east exit from the camp by the stove and experiment table leads to the Hippos' Lagoon (ジャングル:カバの沼 Janguru: Kaba no Numa?, lit. "Jungle: Hippo Swamp"). Heading across the Lagoon takes the party to two areas, Vines (巨木群 Kyoboku-gun?, lit. "Large Trees") and Vines 2 (ジャングル:入口 Janguru: Iriguchi?, lit. "Jungle: Entrance"), which are home to the Vine Swinging mini-game. Vines 2 in turn leads back to the Climbing Trees.

Heading out the north entrance of the Camp takes the group to the Bamboo Thicket (竹やぶ Takeyabu?), and continuing through the Thicket leads to the Cliff (ジャングル:岩壁 Janguru: Ganpeki?, lit. "Jungle: Rock Wall"). After the last battle, Sora and his party gain access to the Waterfall Cavern (滝の裏 Taki no Ura?, lit. "Behind the Waterfall"). At the top of the cavern is an entrance to the Cavern of Hearts (こころの洞窟 Kokoro no Dōkutsu?), the supposed heart of Deep Jungle, where the sound of the waterfalls echo and where the Keyhole is sealed.

The Jungle Slider mini-game will take Sora through a total of five areas. Each area needs to be completed once before Sora can move on to the next one. The first route, the Green Serpent (グリーンロード Gurīn Rōdo?, lit. "Green Road"), takes Sora through the jungle and will lead him down to the Camp. Were he to continue to slide he'd enter Splash Tunnel (スプラッシュトンネル Supurasshu Tonneru?) which is at first quite a narrow cavern before expanding into a much larger area. At the Sora can either jump down to Hippos' Lagoon or continue to the Jade Spiral (ウッドスパイラル Uddo Supairaru?, lit. "Wood Spiral"), a much more denser part of the jungle with tons of sprawling trees and branches all over. Towards the end Sora can either choose to head down to the Cliff or carry on to Panic Fall (パニックフォール Panikku Fōru?), a route very similar to the previous one. After this route Sora can jump off inside the Waterfall Cavern, or continue through one final course (also within the cavern) called the Shadow Cavern (シャドウケイブ Shadou Keibu?, lit. "Shadow Cave"). The final route will also lead Sora down to the Waterfall Cavern.


Kingdom Hearts[edit]

In the Gummi Ship, Donald and Sora argue on whether or not to land in Deep Jungle. Sora says that Kairi and Riku may be there, but Donald says that the King wouldn't be in "a backwater place" like it, so they should move on. Sora pleads with Donald to land so they could at least check, but when Donald refuses, Sora ends up fighting with him over the controls. They crash the Gummi Ship on the world itself, and Sora, Donald and Goofy are separated afterwards. Sora falls into a treehouse, where he is attacked by Sabor, but is saved by Tarzan. He is then brought to a tent by Tarzan, where he meets Jane and Clayton, who found Donald and Goofy. They had found a Gummi block, assuming that the King might be there.

Sora wants to know if Tarzan has seen Kairi and Riku, so they collect some slides for Jane to help communicate with him. One of the slides shows Hollow Bastion, which Sora vaguely recognizes; although he does not understand how, since he has never left Destiny Islands (his déjà vu is due to Kairi's heart sleeping within him).

Sora is asked by Jane if he wants to meet the gorillas and he agrees, hoping they know the location of Riku and Kairi. Together with Donald, Goofy, Clayton, and Tarzan, he meets Kerchak and Kala. Kerchak is not pleased with Tarzan potentially revealing the secret nesting grounds of the gorillas, and he sends him away.

Meanwhile, Clayton goes hunting for gorillas. Upon arriving at the Tree House, Donald sees Clayton about to open fire on Terk, and intervenes. Clayton claims he was saving her from a snake, but his actions make everyone suspicious. When Clayton wanders off on his own, he is attacked by Heartless. As Heartless arise due to Clayton's growing darkness and anger, the Powerwilds try to capture the gorillas, so Sora must defeat enemies in every area (except Hippo's Lagoon, Treetop, and Tunnel) to save each gorilla to advance on. He disappears, leaving his pipe on a rock. Searching for him, Sora's party finds the pipe, only to be attacked by Sabor one last time.

While Sora defeats Sabor, Jane and Terk are abducted by Heartless. They save them and together with Tarzan, the three battle Clayton (now transformed by darkness), and Stealth Sneak. They win Kerchak's trust by winning this battle and he throws Sora to the waterfall, where he closes the Keyhole. In addition, Donald and Sora reconcile their friendship by apologizing for their argument prior to their arrival.

After leaving Deep Jungle, Maleficent and the rest of the Villains discuss their plan to capture the Princess of Heart, with already capturing Alice.

This information is based on alternate scenes or materials and is not considered canon within the overall plot of the series.
If Sora has not sealed the Keyhole of Wonderland before sealing Deep Jungle's, Snow White is shown instead.






  • In the Camp, right outside the tent, there is a table with several objects on it. Among them is a teapot and a cup which bear an uncanny resemblance to Mrs. Potts and Chip, as was also seen in the film.