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Jingle Cruise Returns to Magic Kingdom Park Today

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

The popular Magic Kingdom Park attraction, Jungle Cruise, has gone “Jingle Cruise” again for the second holiday season in a row!


The additions, which debut in the park today, offer guests the chance to experience a holiday transformation of this fan-favorite Disney attraction. Jingle Cruise is again themed as if the Skippers are once again homesick for the holidays and decorated the attraction queue and boathouse with homemade decorations, gifts and items from back home. (If you listen carefully, you may also hear a holiday-themed radio broadcast playing in the background in the queue). The boats have been renamed to receive holiday names and the skippers are getting guests laughing with additional holiday jokes. The jungle has also received new seasonal supplies. Unfortunately, some missed their final destination falling deeper into the jungle.


In addition to being open during daily park hours, Jingle Cruise will also be in operation during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties.


  • Will this special holiday transformation be available at Disneyland in California? I missed it last year!

  • Can’t wait to ride this December 3rd when we arrive! We have ridden many times before but this will put a new twist on a favorite ride and I know our children will love it! Great job Disney! It’s the little touches like these that keep us AP holders coming back!

  • I’m so excited to see that the ride itself has been decorated in addition to the queue! Fastpass+ secured for the evening. Can’t wait!!!

  • Kyle, you’re so right! We used to time our trips so we could see the Country Bears Christmas show. Would be awesome to have ’em back in their Christmas attire.

  • Can’t wait to ride this. We leave tomorrow morning.

    • I hope you love it, Pat.

  • Need to bring back the Country Bear Christmas Special as well!

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