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Attention Adventurers: Jingle Cruise Returns to Magic Kingdom Park Today

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

The holiday season is fast approaching and today a guest favorite holiday offering – Jingle Cruise – has returned to Magic Kingdom Park.

Jingle Cruise Returns to Magic Kingdom Park

Jingle Cruise is again themed as if the Skippers are homesick for the holidays and to add cheer, they decorated the attraction queue and boathouse with homemade decorations, gifts and items from back home. Boats have temporarily been renamed with holiday monikers and the Skippers are armed with seasonal jokes. (Listen carefully in the queue, too – you may hear a holiday-themed radio broadcast playing in the background).

Fans of the Jungle Cruise will have even more to look forward to this holiday season. As we previously shared, a new restaurant called Jungle Skipper Canteen is currently being constructed in Adventureland and is set to open in late 2015. At the restaurant, guests will be able to experience “World Famous Jungle Cuisine” in one of several unique dining rooms, including a crew mess hall and a once-hidden secret meeting room of the famed Society of Explorers and Adventurers. Keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for more.


  • Updates anyone? I arrive mid December….surely we will hear soon. I am checking almost daily, but nothing yet.

  • Any word on when they will start taking reservations for Skipper Canteen?

  • Can’t wait to sing and laugh along as we see the “backside” of water and the “frontside” of the incredible Skippers who keep us entertained!

  • What is the exact name of the restaurant going to be?

  • Will the jingle cruise continue through New Year’s? We’re planning to visit MK on January 3rd and would love to see it!

  • I’ll be there Dec 4th and 5th, and like Carol said, we’re already into November. What exactly is “Late 2015”? The very last week in December? I keep checking the website to see if it’s available to make reservations, but alas, nothing yet. Any hints as to when we will be able to make reservations? I have a feeling this is going to be the new “Be Our Guest” as far as getting in is concerned…

  • I arrive on January 3, 2016 Will I miss the boat?

  • We will be there in early December and are hoping Skipper Canteen will be open. Can you give us any clue, nothing has been said about it since August.

  • We are waiting to hear more about the Jungle Skipper Canteen. We’ll be at WDW the second week in December so we are hoping it will be open and we can get in. Not sure what Disney considers “late 2015” but we are already into November. Not even a whisper about a “soft” opening. Hope to hear more very soon!

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