Sneak Peek at Disney’s Jungle Cruise 2020


Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt at D23 convention yesterday. August 23, 2019: “We wanted to make a movie that was big, that was epic, that had romance, big comedy, big action, but most importantly . . . it’s got me,” The Rock said to the crowd as he introduced details about the upcoming “Jungle Cruise” film, a live-action movie inspired by the Disneyland and Disney World attractions of the same name.

October 11, 2019 – 2nd movie trailer released:  Jungle Cruise Trailer

We think this movie looks really good!!!

❤ The Rock!



Emily Blunt (Lily) and Dwayne Johnson (Frank) on set.

Welcome to the adventure of a lifetime!

Watch new Disney’s Jungle Cruise trailer: Jungle Cruise 2020

Disney’s Jungle Cruise was originally set for release on October 11, 2019, but its release has been pushed back to July 24, 2020. The film stars Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson in this 1930s period adventure.

Based on Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise ride, the movie takes a group of travelers on a small riverboat cruise through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, but with a supernatural element.

Set in the 1930s during the Great Depression, a riverboat captain named Frank takes a scientist and her brother on a mission into a jungle to find the Tree of Life, which is believed to possess healing powers. All the while, the trio must fight against dangerous wild animals, and a competing German expedition.

Principal photography began on May 14, 2018, in Hawaii.  Filming wrapped on September 14, 2018.

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Dwayne Johnson as Frank, a riverboat captain

Emily Blunt as Lily Houghton, a scientist searching for a tree’s magical cure

Jack Whitehall as McGregor Houghton, Lily’s brother

Édgar Ramírez, an unnamed villain

Jesse Plemons, an unnamed villain

Paul Giamatti

Andy Nyman as Sir James Hobbs-Cunningham

Quim Gutiérrez

Veronica Falcon

Dani Rovira

Simone Lockhart as Anna

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Disney’s Jungle Cruise

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March 2018:  Enormous movie set under construction in Hawaii.

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This move set is huge!

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May 2018: Dwayne Johnson standing on the steps to the village.

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The village

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The jungle cruise boats docked.

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Emily Blunt fresh off her filming of “Mary Poppins Returns”.

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There are at least 4 Hidden Mickeys in this fake movie poster. Can you find them???


Throwback Thursday:  Walt Disney as the Skipper on the Jungle Cruise

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Walt trying his hand as a Jungle Cruise Skipper.

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The cruise boats – and the actual ride – haven’t changed very much in 60 years.


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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson riding on the Jungle Cruise

April 10, 2017:  From Dwayne Johnson’s Instagram account

Surprise! Once I committed to our Disney partners to make the movie based off the JUNGLE CRUISE ride, I wanted to dive head first into the research.

So, I headed to Walt Disney World and surprised tourists by commandeering the JUNGLE CRUISE boat.

It was a GREAT day on the river. Learned a lot… for example, it takes approximately 12.6 minutes for all the passengers to get over the shock of me jumping on the boat and thinking I’m a DJ look-a-like. One passenger even said, “Oh the real Rock is much smaller than this guy”. I threw his ass off the boat.

Jokes aside (and yes, with me as the Cruise Skipper there will be an abundance of puns) this is such an amazing, fantastical and cool world to build out. Best part about this surprise research day was knowing how FUN of an experience we’re gonna work hard to create for families around the world. That’s the part that gets my excited the most.

The movie. The ride. The experience.

It’s the cruise of a lifetime. And trust me, you’ll want me as your Skipper. Just don’t forget to bring the Skipper’s beer.

(I think the lady to my right is snapping a pic of my bootaaaay.)


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Cruising aboard the Disney Dream on a 4 day cruise to the Caribbean.

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!



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One thought on “Sneak Peek at Disney’s Jungle Cruise 2020

  1. Jack says:

    I wonder what attraction will be next to get a movie.

    Some attractions I’d like to se turn into movies:
    Horizons (there are some of the original soundtrack instrumentals that sound PERFECT for a movie!)
    Carousel of Progress (if you’re gonna do horizons, maybe start with this!)
    WDWRR or maybe just all the trains of Disney past and present (hey! It was part of Walt’s idea for a park! Why not?)
    the barnstormer (now this is where things may get interesting)


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