MAGIC KINGDOM — HOLIDAY JUNGLE MAGIC

Jungle all the way!” Every Christmas season, Disney spreads holiday cheer deep within the jungles of Africa, Asia and South America… on this beloved ride originally inspired by the iconic movie African Queen. Jingle Cruise takes intrepid explorers on a dangerous voyage… yet with a holiday twist!

The premise for Disney‘s seasonal overlay — Jingle Cruise… the Skippers get homesick during the holidays… so far from friends and family. So they decide to festively decorate their steamboats… along with the cruise tour scenery.

With makeshift signs and paint, the classically titled boats are creatively renamed by the Skippers to reflect the holidays… Candy Cane Connie, Brrrr Bertha, Mistletoe Millie, Icicle Irma, Reindeer Ruby, Fruitcake Zelda and Poinsettia Sal.

Even the riverfront shack gets a holiday makeover…

This holly jolly Christmas cruise begins in the queue… where the caged tarantula has donned a Santa hat… ho ho ho!

All the jungle animals are ringing in the holidays at this merriest time of year.

Christmas cargo drops have spilled into the rivers… and the creatures are creating havoc…

…and making merry with their finds!

The natives caught the holiday spirit and have decked out their huts with twinkling lights.

Remember Trader Sam? Now he’s “Trader Sam-ta” with a new holiday offer… 3 heads for the price of one. Here’s his sign…

Get a head start on your holiday shopping with Trader Sam-ta… Hurry soon… Inventory is shrinking!

The Skippers will take you “over the river and through the woods” …abounding with good tidings and jolly new puns for the holidays.

So this holiday season… be sure to hop aboard the Jingle Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom for the merriest of good times… where the Skippers will wish you a “Happy Gnu Year!” Where else will you see a hippo with Santa Mickey ears?