Jungle Cruise Makeover Will Not Feature Any Movie Characters or Tie-Ins

Announced earlier today, the Jungle Cruise attraction at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland will be receiving new scenes and an updated storyline.

While these changes seemingly line up with the release of the Jungle Cruise movie, now set to release in 2021, it has been confirmed that there will be no significant tie between the new changes and the Jungle Cruise movie.

Here is a quote from Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Portfolio Executive Chris Beatty:

I’m excited about the movie, and having Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt be a part of that film. But these adjustments are really focused on enhancing the existing attraction storyline and addressing some areas that needed refreshing along the way. I’m sure the film is fantastic and we’re very excited about it, but integrating the film into our classic Jungle Cruise is not part of this effort. Does that mean that as Imagineers we won’t put Easter eggs in there? We’ll definitely do that. But we are not adding a major storyline or character from that film.


While there may be Easter eggs that nod to the new movie in the attraction, there will be no large connection between the two enterprises. Read the entire interview here.

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