Disney: When Does ‘Jungle Cruise’ Come Out?

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the eighth wonder of the world — a Disney movie starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. The official trailer for Jungle Cruise premiered on Oct. 11 and already, fans of the Walt Disney World and Disneyland attraction shared their excitement for the upcoming film. When does Jungle Cruise premiere in theaters? Learn more about the upcoming Disney film, here.

Disney is creating a ‘Jungle Cruise’ movie, starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

What’s better than a movie inspired by one of the rides in Disney World and Disneyland? A movie featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt. Both previously acted in Disney movies, (Johnson voiced Maui in Moana and Emily Blunt portrayed Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns.) However, this would be the first time the two acted alongside each other in a Disney film. According to NBC, Emily Blunt’s favorite part of filming was when Dwayne Johnson and her character were being chased by an Amazonian tribe.

“The dialogue that happens and the comedy that happened in that — we could not make it through a take without laughing. So I have such a fond memory of it. It was like agony to try and get through the scene,” Blunt said.

The official synopsis of the film reads, “inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s Jungle Cruise is an adventure-filled, Amazon-jungle expedition starring Dwayne Johnson as the charismatic riverboat captain and Emily Blunt as a determined explorer on a research mission. Also starring in the film are Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti.”

Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson of 'Jungle Cruise'
Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson of ‘Jungle Cruise’ | The Walt Disney Company/Image Group LA via Getty Images

Is Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ movie based on the ride in Walt Disney World and Disneyland?

This would not be the first time a Disney attraction inspired a feature film. The Pirates of the Carribean ride, in Disney World and Disneyland, inspired the franchise of the same name. Disney’s Haunted Mansion inspired the movie, The Haunted Mansion, starring Eddie Murphy.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has multiple attractions inspired by movies, television shows, and even rock bands. That includes the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular, and Rock ‘n Rollercoaster starring Aerosmith.

When does ‘Jungle Cruise’ come out?

Once the trailer for the Jungle Cruise premiered on YouTube, the video shot to one of the top trending spots, over a million view within a day. This movie premieres in the United States on July 24, 2020. There’s no word regarding when, or if, this film will be available for streaming on Disney Plus, the company’s subscription platform. Still, some fans are excited to see this iconic duo hit the silver screen together.

“As a Disneyland AP, I cracked up when he said, ‘The backside of water’ I’ve had to listen to that same joke at Disneyland for years,” wrote one fan on YouTube.

“Judging by the number of people who sent me the Jungle Cruise trailer today, I’d say it’s obvious I’m destined to be a Skipper,” said one Twitter user.

The Jungle Cruise premieres in theaters on July 24, 2020.