Jingle Cruise! Jingle Cruise! Jingle all the way! Oh, what fun it is to ride the Jingle Cruise during Disney Holidays, hey!
The holidays are our favorite time of the year. One of the ways that we celebrate as a family is by visiting the Disneyland Resort. Now you can cast off on a thrilling expedition that has just gotten a holiday makeover for the first time ever in park history. What do you get when you replace the letter I for the letter U on one of Disneyland’s most iconic attractions? The Jungle Cruise has transformed into the Jingle Cruise, where lights, trees, toys, and letters to Santa are on display for all guests to see! One of the best things about this ride is that it’s perfect for any age, so even the smallest of sailors can enjoy the voyage!
Here’s the scoop, directly from the Disneyland Resort:
“Jungle Cruise Skippers live and work in the jungles of Adventureland. Every year around the holiday season they begin to grow homesick. After receiving a care package of holiday decorations from a loved one back in civilization, they have decided to bring the festivities to the dock. And then came a flood of joy. The Skippers started decorating. They decked the docks, trimmed the boats and hung presents from home throughout the boathouse. They kept going. They tuned their radio to a station spinning holiday ditties, rechristened their water crafts with winter-themed names and penned new seasonal wisecracks full of holiday cheer.”
Welcome to the Jingle Cruise — the newest attraction at Disneyland to get a holiday makeover! Climb aboard! We’ve put together this festive slideshow to show you the holiday makeover.
From Jungle to Jingle 1 of 24
Grab your best mate and take a trip down the Nile to experience what happens when the world famous Jungle Cruise is transformed into the Jingle Cruise for #DisneyHolidays!
Adventureland 2 of 24
Take a trip of the holiday variety through the jungle — the jingle jungle to be exact. This way towards a new festive adventure, in Adventureland, of course.
Jingle Cruise 3 of 24
Tours depart daily on this newly updated attraction that puts a holiday spin on the classic Jungle Cruise. You won't want to miss the boat, as the Jingle Cruise is only sailing during holidays at the Disneyland Resort through January 6, 2014.
Little Skipper 4 of 24
This little skipper was excited to take her first ride on the Jingle Cruise. This is the first year that the Jingle Cruise will be setting sail at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
Colorful Lights 5 of 24
The festively colored lights have been hung by the mesh with care. Red, green, blue, and yellow Christmas lights sure help to make this season (and the Jingle Cruise) bright!
Christmas Cards 6 of 24
The stockings are hung by the mantel with care... well, actually they are on the Christmas card sitting on the mantel, but still. You get the idea.
Candle Tree 7 of 24
This tree is made up of candles. Is there a more festive way to celebrate the holiday of lights than with the golden glow of candlelight?
Letters to Santa 8 of 24
The crew have all made out their Christmas lists, bagged them up, and are waiting to mail them straight to Santa. Airmail to the North Pole? Hope there's enough postage to get there!
Snowflake 9 of 24
Handmade ornaments, including snowflakes like this one, are hanging all around the attraction.
Doll 10 of 24
There are handmade toys, like this doll, placed throughout the Jingle Cruise, just waiting to be opened by the good girls and boys on the nice list. Have you been naughty or nice this year?
More Toys 11 of 24
A sailboat, toy drum, and train — these toys have been made by the natives and are waiting to be wrapped up and placed under the tree on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Tree 12 of 24
The skippers have sure done a wonderful job of decorating the Jungle Cruise. They've added trees, lights, holiday cards, and ornaments all around the attraction — it sure makes standing in line much more magical. With so much to look at, you're at the front of line before you know it! Now that's a great present!
Santa Hats 13 of 24
Join skippers on a holly jolly adventure stuffed with seasonal shenanigans from stern to stern. Even the skippers have gotten a festive makeover! Check out their hats that look an awful lot like Santa hats to us. Ho Ho Ho!
To Boats 14 of 24
This way to the boats! Make sure you take notice of how all of the boats have been renamed! They have also added some red and green hanging ornaments to the boats. Fun and festive!
Climb Aboard 15 of 24
Have you always loved hearing the skippers while they tell tales and make you laugh during your Jungle Cruise? Well, they've come up with new seasonal wisecracks full of holiday cheer!
Suwannee Sleigh 16 of 24
The Jingle Cruise Skippers have rechristened their water crafts with winter-themed names: Suwannee Sleigh, Ganges Garland, Congo Caroler, and many more for you to discover!
Set Sail 17 of 24
Bon voyage! All we want for Christmas is to go on a Jingle Cruise! What are you asking for this year?
Life Preserver 18 of 24
Don't forget to take your "Miss Zambezi" life preserver aboard your boat. This ring o' fun is sure to keep anyone afloat, during the holidays or any other day of the year.
Off You Go 19 of 24
What better way to jumpstart this holiday season than by taking a cruise down the river at Disneyland (or Magic Kingdom)? Bring along some family and friends to really make this season merry and bright!
Carolers 20 of 24
They may not look like your typical Christmas carolers, but rest assured they know all of the classics! Why are they looking rather frantic? They're dreaming of a white Christmas, of course (especially the one guy on the right)!
Waterfall 21 of 24
Oh look! It's the eighth wonder of the world ... the backside of water! (You've heard this joke for years on the Jungle Cruise.) They still keep it going during the Jingle Cruise. And if you don't agree, you're in denial.
Christmas Crocodile 22 of 24
You better watch out! You better not cry! I'm tellin' you why! This is Santa's little helper. It's easy for him to find out who's been naughty or nice.
A Three Hour Tour 23 of 24
This trip is actually more like 15 minutes. Travelers of all ages will enjoy this exotic Disneyland destination. The Jungle Cruise is one of the park's oldest and most popular attractions, but the Jingle Cruise will only be sailing until January 6, 2014.
Jungle All The Way 24 of 24
Now that you've seen some of the magic on the Jingle Cruise, what is your favorite part? Have you taken a ride on either Jingle Cruise? What do you think of all the festive things they've added?
Don’t miss the boat! The Jingle Cruise casts off for a limited time only from November 12 through January 6, 2014. This attraction is setting sail at both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom. Get the inside scoop about these holiday festivities. Follow @JungleCruise on Twitter to get exciting updates from the animals.