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First Look: Jingle Cruise Props & Opening Dates at Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom Park

posted on November 6th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Who’s ready for a trip aboard the Jingle Cruise?

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In case you haven’t heard, the Jungle Cruise attractions at both Disneyland park and Magic Kingdom Park will soon transform into the Jingle Cruise for the holiday season. In this seasonal takeover of the attraction, the Skippers are homesick for the holidays, so they decide to bring holiday cheer with them to work. The attraction queue and boathouse will be decorated, the Skippers will add a slew of seasonal jokes to their tours, and even the Jungle Cruise boats will receive holiday names.

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Our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering just shared a photo that offers the first look at some of the holiday props in the works for the attraction’s overlay, which will debut at Magic Kingdom Park on November 8, and at Disneyland park on November 12. Holiday transformations will take place after park hours, so there is no expected down time of the attractions at either park prior to the debut.

Will you visit the Jingle Cruise this holiday season? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!


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39 Comments 9 Replies

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Brittney from NJ on November 6th, 2013 at 10:18 am

When is this sticking around until? I love the concept! The Jungle Cruise is my all time favorite attraction!

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Kim from NY on November 6th, 2013 at 10:22 am

We will be there Christmas week to see it…so excited!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 6th, 2013 at 10:31 am

I hope you enjoy it, Kim!

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Shana from WB on November 6th, 2013 at 10:31 am

First week of December, Im so excited I may go home and start packing from now :)

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 6th, 2013 at 10:36 am

:)

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Christopher on November 6th, 2013 at 10:36 am

Any chance I’ll be able to purchase the attraction poster anywhere!?

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Michael from GA on November 6th, 2013 at 10:36 am

I’ll be there next week. I am excited to see if the puns have a christmas theme too :)

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Stephen on November 6th, 2013 at 10:38 am

Please tell me you’re planning to sell that attraction poster!

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Jeremiah from CA on November 6th, 2013 at 10:49 am

yeah I would love that poster also!

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Diana from sonora on November 6th, 2013 at 10:51 am

I looove jungle cruise,its always fun. Cant wait to see it xmasy.

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 6th, 2013 at 11:04 am

I hope you love it, Diana!

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Chris on November 6th, 2013 at 10:55 am

merchandise? will that poster be for sale?

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Kevin on November 6th, 2013 at 10:56 am

That attraction poster is beyond awesome. Must. Have.

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Dalice on November 6th, 2013 at 10:58 am

Best idea ever!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 6th, 2013 at 11:10 am

I’ll pass that along!

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Carolyn from GA on November 6th, 2013 at 11:40 am

Checking in on Dec 28! Can’t wait!

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Debra on November 6th, 2013 at 11:42 am

Hi Jennifer,
Will the Jingle Cruise be open during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party? Can’t wait to see it! Thanks.

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 6th, 2013 at 11:45 am

Yes, it will.

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PAMELA from NV on November 6th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Looking forward to taking my 6 month old on it on the 16th. It will be his first time on the ride!

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Andrea on November 6th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

I’m soooo excited!!! Can’t wait to see & enjoy this ride! Coming down on December 3rd & now I have even more excitement to add to my first holiday experience at WDW!!! Also, I do hope they sell the poster—the first and only one of a kind! Thanks so much for all the updates.

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JOHN on November 6th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

See ya real soon!

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Natasha from MI on November 6th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Will this be available as a poster or T-shirt? Need!!!!

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Carrie on November 6th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

I’ll be there!

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Stacey from BC on November 6th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Can’t wait to tour the Jingle Cruise on November 14th at the Magic Kingdom Park! This is our first WDW trip and first ever Holiday experience at a Disney Park. See you soon Mickey & Friends!!

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Janet on November 6th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

We are bringing four of our grandkids (and their parents!!) for 10 days in December!! Can’t wait to show them all of the wonderful Walt Disney World beauty! The Jungle Cruse will definitely be on our list of things to do, probably more than once!

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Samantha on November 6th, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Will they still have it up for Marathon Weekend in January?

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Catherine from NJ on November 6th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Arriving the 10th of November…Jingle Cruise booked for later that evening! Anticipation building!!

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Mary Kaye from TX on November 6th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Merchandise, merchandise, merchandise, please! I’m making a special trip just to see my favorite attraction dressed for the holidays. Very excited to see this attraction re-imagined as the Jingle Cruise!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 7th, 2013 at 8:46 am

That’s great to hear, Mary Kaye. I hope you really enjoy it.

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Dustin on November 6th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Great idea Disney! I’m sure the skippers are chomping at the bit to spread some holiday cheer on the boat cruises… We will certainly check this out on our Holiday trip this year. Maybe more than once!

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Jennifer on November 6th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

So excited!!! We check in on Dec. 22 at Disneyland. All these holiday enhancements are so awesome. Can’t wait to see them in person :)

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Hilary on November 6th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

I wish I was going while this is happening!

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John from OR on November 6th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Can’t wait to ride the Jingle Cruise. I love the poster and hope it’s for sale. Maybe a pin, too?

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Maryl from FL on November 6th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Already got my Fast Pass + for December 7th. Looks awesome!!!

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Jacqueline on November 7th, 2013 at 12:38 am

I noticed three little green men on the left side of the picture that are being painted gold. I’ll be on the lookout for them while I’m on the cruise!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 7th, 2013 at 8:46 am

:)

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Yolanda on November 7th, 2013 at 7:09 am

I can’t wait, will be at WDW on December 23rd!! Taking my niece for the second time! She doesn’t even know yet, it’s her Christmas present!!

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Stephen on November 7th, 2013 at 7:41 am

I’m hoping to work out a trip arriving on January 8th…will it still be there, Jennifer?

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Adam and Melissa on November 7th, 2013 at 11:35 am

Will there be Christmas decorations in the actual ride itself where the animals are?

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Michael on November 7th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Hoo-ray!!! I’ll be at the Magic Kingdom in 3 days – Can’t wait to see it! I LOVE Jungle Cruise all the time but can’t wait for this special edition!

Way to go Imagineers!!!!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 7th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I hope you enjoy it, Michael. :)

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Paul on November 7th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

headed to dland the 26th. it wll be crazy busy and we will love every magic minute of it

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Linda on November 7th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

I also wondered how long it will be at the park. We will be in the Magic Kingdom January 8th. Are decorations coming down before then?

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Sharon on November 8th, 2013 at 11:03 am

Heading there tomorrow (11/9) soooo excited to ride the Christmas Jungle cruise!! WOO HOO!! Cannot even stand it!! Wish I wasn’t at work right now!!!

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Kati on November 8th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

We will be arriving for our very 1st DW trip! Can you recommend if riding the jungle cruise is better during day or night! Can’t wait!!

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Shaun on November 8th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

You guys HAVE to sell posters and some merch for this! Love it!

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Jennie from CA on November 9th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Woohoo, I love love love the IASW Christmas transformation. Adding a Jingle Cruise makes it even better. We will be there with bells on on Friday the 15th for the new WoC and this and perhaps a Yuletide cocktail at Carthay Circle. :) Thanks for the info Jennifer.

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Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 6th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Have an amazing trip, Pamela. Take tons of photos!

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