Jungle Cruise Getting Holiday Makeover with Homesick Skippers, Cute Queue Decor and Renamed Boats

By Mark Baratelli
Occasional Theme Park Fan

Walt Disney Imagineering announced that the Jungle Cruise in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland is getting a temporary holiday makeover for the first time ever starting in November. 

The new name? Jingle Cruise:
"In this new seasonal storyline of the attraction, the Skippers have grown 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). The Skippers have also added a slew of new 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."
Jingle Cruise will debut on November 12 at Disneyland park. No date has been announced yet for Magic Kingdom.