Jingle Cruise is a seasonal overlay of the Jungle Cruise located at the Magic Kingdom and formerly at Disneyland.

History

The Jingle Cruise debuted during the 2013 Holiday season, opening at Magic Kingdom on November 8 and Disneyland on November 12. The first year of Jingle Cruise was very simple in that most of the holiday decoration was for the boathouse queue and the boats themselves, with a story of Skippers being homesick during the holidays. The ride itself mostly just had a new script of Holiday jokes.

In the following years, the Jingle Cruise became more elaborate with a story about finding decorations and gifts that were spread out across the jungle after a cargo plane accidentally dropped them. The Disneyland version of Jingle Cruise would feature more decorations then the Magic Kingdom version though. During the 2017 Holiday season, Disneyland would skip doing a Jingle Cruise and it became Magic Kingdom exclusive. It's not yet known if this is a permanent decision.

Summary

The Jungle Navigation Company boathouse queues have been decorated for the holidays, creating makeshift holiday decorations from materials on-hand or using whatever they've been able to recover from the mostly lost shipments. Skipper stockings and letters to Santa are hung with care, a chalkboard message board offers a place to voice New Year's Resolutions, and the week's mess hall menu is nothing but turkey.

Disneyland ride summary

The lost Christmas Cargo can be found all over the river, generally matching a type of festive item to each scene.

  • Tinsel is scattered around the trees and banks of the first bend in the river, with the toucans using some in their nest
  • At the Ancient Cambodian Shrine, the tiger and crocodiles have been chewing up and unraveling scarfs and stockings. The cobras have discovered something much more poisonous then them: fruitcake!
  • At the Elephant Bathing Pool, the elephants have discovered a shipment of Christmas Wreaths, with some wearing them around their necks or trunks.
  • At the Trashed Camp, Baboons have found Santa Claus costumes and the gorillas have found ingredients for Christmas Cookies. The gorilla reaching for a floating crate is now trying to get a candy cane.
  • The African Elephants have found sleigh bells, which jingle to their movements.
  • At the African Veldt, plastic "Santa and his Reindeer" decorations are scattered around, with the Lions now trying to feast on a plastic deer.
  • The Trapped Safari's pole has been partially decorated for the holidays, though the star for the tree has become stuck on the Rhino's horn.
  • The Hippo Pool is full of fruitcakes, some of which can be seen in the mouths of the hippos
  • The Native Village is decorated with Christmas Lights, with the dancers dancing to holiday music on a phonograph, with some wearing Christmas sweaters. Attacking natives wield fruitcake shields.
  • On the Amazon River, floating gift boxes chewed up by the Piranhas can be seen and the python has found itself wrapped up in gift ribbons
  • Trader Sam is dressed up in festive gear, offering bottles of holiday champagne instead of heads.

Magic Kingdom ride summary

Christmas cargo at the Magic Kingdom's version of Jingle Cruise shows much more restraint then Disneyland, with much of the lost Christmas cargo being limited to areas where nature and civilization meet and generally staying reliant on its script of Holiday jokes.

Christmas cargo locations include:

  • Crates dropped across the way from Inspiration Falls on the outskirts of the Pygmy Village. Reflecting their absence in the regular version, it seems that they haven't discovered and used the Cargo.
  • The Trashed Camp has the gorillas discovering the Christmas presents for the absent explorers, with one of them wearing a Santa Claus coat. One of the jokes here is the Skipper describing them as in-laws visiting for the holidays.
  • Crates and gift boxes are scattered around the base of the Trapped Safari's pole, billed as the "North Pole".
  • The Sunken Cambodian Temple has cargo crates and parachutes scattered around its entrance. With a skipper joke calling the complex "Santa's Workshop", we see a candy-cane striped decoration in the tiger's mouth and the temple's monkeys having found themselves wearing Elf costumes and playing with giftboxes, ribbons and wrapping paper.
  • Trader Sam is dressed in festive red gear as "Trader Sam-ta", offering a special holiday deal of "three of his heads for one of yours".
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Disney Parks
Jungle CruiseJingle CruiseJungle River Cruise: Curse of the Emerald TrinityShrunken Ned's Junior Jungle BoatsTrader Sam'sSkipper Canteen
Media
Films: Jungle Cruise (upcoming)

Books: Tales from Adventureland: The Keymaster's QuestTales from Adventureland: The Golden Paw • Disney Parks Presents
Video games: Walt Disney World ExplorerKinect: Disneyland Adventures

Characters
Albert AwolAlbert FallsAlberta FallsTrader SamShrunken NedChief Nah-MeeLord Henry Mystic • Prof. Garrett Reed • Rosita

Characters from Spinoffs: Frank Wolff • Lily Houghton • Nellie
Crossover Characters: Indiana Jones

Miscellaneous
Jungle Navigation CompanySociety of Explorers and AdventurersHeadhunter TribeGorilla RaidersJeepers Creepers


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Main Street, U.S.A.
Walt Disney World RailroadMain Street VehiclesDapper DansNight of Joy
Fantasyland
Cinderella CastleIt's a Small WorldPeter Pan's FlightMickey's PhilharMagicPrince Charming Regal CarrouselDumbo the Flying ElephantThe Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohMad Tea PartyThe Great GoofiniCinderella's Royal TablePinocchio Village HausSword in the StoneSeven Dwarfs Mine TrainAriel's GrottoUnder the Sea: Journey of the Little MermaidBe Our Guest RestaurantEnchanted Tales with BellePrincess Fairytale HallPete's Silly SideshowThe BarnstormerCasey Jr. Splash and Soak Station
Adventureland
Swiss Family TreehouseThe Magic Carpets of AladdinWalt Disney's Enchanted Tiki RoomJungle CruisePirates of the CaribbeanPirates LeagueA Pirate's Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas

Seasonal: Jingle Cruise

Tomorrowland
Tomorrowland SpeedwaySpace Mountain • Stitch's Alien Encounter Character Greeting! • Astro OrbiterTomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMoverCarousel of ProgressBuzz Lightyear's Space Ranger SpinMonsters, Inc. Laugh FloorPush the Talking Trash CanTRON Lightcycle / Run (Opening in 2022)
Frontierland
Splash MountainNew Adventures with Princess Tiana (Coming Soon) • Big Thunder Mountain RailroadTom Sawyer IslandCountry Bear JamboreeFrontierland Shootin' Arcade
Liberty Square
The Hall of PresidentsLiberty Square RiverboatThe Haunted MansionMemento Mori
Current Entertainment
Festival of Fantasy ParadeMickey's Royal Friendship FaireHappily Ever AfterMove It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street PartyOnce Upon a Time

Seasonal: A Frozen Holiday WishDisney's Celebrate AmericaMickey's Boo To You Halloween ParadeA Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasMickey's Once Upon a Christmastime ParadeMickey's Most Merriest CelebrationHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularDisney's Not So Spooky SpectacularMinnie's Wonderful Christmastime FireworksVillain Cursed Caravan

Former Attractions and Entertainment
Mickey's Toontown Fair (Donald's BoatMickey's Country HouseThe BarnstormerMinnie's HouseToon Park) • Mickey Mania ParadeMain Street Electrical ParadeCelebrate A Dream Come True ParadeCinderella's Surprise CelebrationCinderellabrationThe Magic, the Memories and YouWishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney DreamsMike Fink Keel BoatsThe Muppets Present... Great Moments in American HistoryDavy Crockett's Explorer CanoesCircle-Vision 360°SkywayMission to MarsExtraTERRORestrial Alien EncounterIf You Had WingsDelta DreamflightPixie HollowThe Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management)Shrunken Ned's Junior Jungle BoatsThe Legend of the Lion KingMickey Mouse Revue20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Submarine VoyagePooh's Playful SpotSnow White's AdventuresSnow White's Scary AdventuresMagic JourneysMr. Toad's Wild RideThe Walt Disney StoryPlaza Swan BoatsAdmiral Joe Fowler RiverboatStitch's Great Escape!

Seasonal: Disney's Magical Moments ParadeDream Along with MickeyCelebrate the MagicHappy Hallowishes • Holiday Wishes • Celebrate the Holidays • Country Bear Vacation HoedownCountry Bear Christmas SpecialVillains Mix and Mingle

Resorts
Disney's Contemporary ResortDisney's Grand Floridian Resort & SpaDisney's Polynesian Village ResortDisney's Wilderness Lodge


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Main Street, U.S.A.
Disneyland RailroadMain Street CinemaThe Disney GalleryGreat Moments with Mr. LincolnDapper DansMain Street Vehicles
Adventureland
Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki RoomIndiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden EyeJungle CruiseTarzan's Treehouse
Frontierland
Big Thunder Mountain RailroadPirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer IslandMark Twain RiverboatSailing Ship ColumbiaGolden Horseshoe Saloon
Fantasyland
Sleeping Beauty CastleAlice in WonderlandCasey Jr. Circus TrainDumbo the Flying ElephantIt's a Small WorldKing Arthur CarrouselMad Tea PartyMatterhorn BobsledsMr. Toad's Wild RidePeter Pan's FlightPinocchio's Daring JourneySnow White's Scary AdventuresStorybook Land Canal BoatsPixie HollowSword in the StoneSleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough

Seasonal: It's a Small World Holiday

Tomorrowland
Astro OrbitorAutopiaSpace MountainStar Tours: The Adventures ContinueDisneyland Monorail SystemStar Wars Launch BayBuzz Lightyear Astro BlastersFinding Nemo Submarine VoyagePush the Talking Trash Can

Seasonal: Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy

New Orleans Square
The Haunted MansionPirates of the Caribbean

Seasonal: Haunted Mansion Holiday

Critter Country
Splash MountainNew Adventures with Princess Tiana (Coming Soon) • Davy Crockett's Explorer CanoesThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Mickey's Toontown
Chip 'n' Dale's TreehouseDonald's BoatGadget's Go CoasterGoofy's PlayhouseMickey's House and Meet MickeyMinnie's HouseRoger Rabbit's Car Toon SpinMickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway (Opening in 2023)
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's RunStar Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Current Entertainment
Magic HappensFantasmic!

Seasonal: A Christmas Fantasy ParadeDisney's Celebrate AmericaHalloween ScreamsBelieve... In Holiday MagicFantasy in the Sky: New Year's Eve SpecialVillains Dance Party

Former Attractions and Entertainment
The Walt Disney StoryAladdin's OasisSwiss Family TreehouseBig Thunder RanchMike Fink Keel BoatsNature's WonderlandMickey Mouse Club TheaterAutopiaSkywayAriel's GrottoDisney Afternoon Avenue20,000 Leagues Under the SeaRocket Rods Circle-Vision 360° (America the BeautifulWonders of ChinaAmerican Journeys) • Rocket to the MoonThe World Beneath UsHouse of the FutureSubmarine VoyageFlying SaucersAdventure Thru Inner SpaceCarousel of ProgressAmerica SingsInnoventionsSuper Hero HQStar ToursRocket JetsBeauty and the Beast Live on StageThe Magic, the Memories and YouPeopleMoverStarcadeMagic JourneysCaptain EOHoney, I Shrunk the AudienceStar Wars: Path of the JediThe Disney GalleryDisneyland Dream SuiteCountry Bear JamboreeToon ParkMain Street Electrical ParadeLight MagicPaint the NightAmerica on ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeAladdin's Royal CaravanThe Lion King CelebrationHercules Victory ParadeMulan ParadeMotor Boat CruiseMickey and the Magical MapViewliner Train of Tomorrow

Seasonal: Rockin' Space MountainHyperspace MountainCountry Bear Vacation HoedownCountry Bear Christmas SpecialWalt Disney's Parade of DreamsPixar Play ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeFrightfully Fun ParadeThe Hunchback of Notre Dame Topsy Turvy CavalcadeParade of the StarsBelieve... There's Magic in the StarsFantasy in the SkyImagine... A Fantasy in the SkyMagical: Disney's New Nighttime Spectacular of Magical CelebrationsRemember... Dreams Come TrueTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularJingle CruiseDisneyland ForeverMickey's Mix Magic

Resorts
Disneyland Hotel
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