2019 “Jingle” Cruise Launches at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom


Jingle all the way…

Get ready to “Jingle all the Way!”

The world-famous Jungle Cruise has been transformed this week into a festive-yet-familiar jungle adventure – the Jingle Cruise. This festive attraction is available for daily rides throughout the holiday season until January 6, 2020!

The new puns on this Jingle Cruise are all holiday themed (“That must hurt like the Dickens!” “Those insects must be bah humbugs!” “Oh look, they must be carolers!” “Get a head start on your holiday shopping at Trader Sams!”)*

It’s a lot of fun!

*No eye rolling is allowed on the Jingle Cruise!


Welcome to the 2019 Jingle Cruise!  All aboard!

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Holiday presents stacked under the tree for the Skippers.

Has anyone ever noticed that the Jungle Cruise map appears to be painted on an elephant's ear?

Has anyone ever noticed that the Jungle Cruise map appears to be painted on an elephant’s ear?

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Here were go wassailing….

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Cup of Egg Nog anymore???

Love this all Turkey menu for the week!

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Our holiday-themed cruise boat – with a new “holiday” name – arriving at the dock.  The skippers are all wearing fun holiday stocking khaki caps.

This year during the holiday season, your favorite Jungle Cruise experiences transform into the Jingle Cruise  a festive-yet-familiar adventure, from stem to stern!

The Skippers are once again homesick for the holidays, so they’ve added holiday cheer to the Jungle Cruise queue and boathouse with decorations that have been mailed to them from home, plus a few they’ve created themselves.  You’ll also see some holiday supplies that got lost in the jungle along the way!

The Skippers have also added a slew of all new holiday-themed jokes to their tours that are the perfect way to get guests in the holiday spirit.

Additionally, Jungle Cruise boats have been renamed with the holidays in mind, and if guests listen carefully, they may hear a holiday-themed radio broadcast playing in the background.

The Jingle Cruise is open during normal park hours and also during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties.

Some photos from the 2019 Jingle Cruise with the holiday overlay on the ride:

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Holiday packages for the skippers have been air dropped in!

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Someone’s opening his presents early!

Getting the point of Christmas.

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No sense being in denial (De Nile)…Christmas is coming! 🙂

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Time to get a ‘Head Start’ holiday shopping at Trader Joes. 😉


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The Jingle Cruise is fun at night, but better during the day.

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The Jingle Cruise holiday logo.

Happy ‘Gnu’ Year to you from all the Jingle Cruise Skippers!

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I’m wearing my Jingle Cruise t-shirt.

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It’s the backside of water! 🙂



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

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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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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A Sneak Peek at Disney’s Jungle Cruise 2020


Opening July 24, 2020!

October 11, 2019 – 2nd movie trailer was 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???


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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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Christian’s pin from Aulani looks like The Rock in the Jungle Cruise!


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