Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” hits cinemas and Disney+ Premier Access on Friday 30th July and the film is based on the classic Disney theme park attraction of the same name.
The attraction takes Disney theme park guests on a guided tour of the world’s most remote rivers where adventure abounds—and the animals get the last laugh.
Last week, Disney hosted a special red carpet premiere for the film in Disneyland in California and during a press conference earlier this week, Emily Blunt revealed:
I only rode the Jungle Cruise ride two days ago at the premiere for the first time. I loved it. I thought it was very whimsical and sweet. And I could see the elements from the ride that have made it into the film.
She wasn’t the only member of the cast who hadn’t been on the ride until the premiere as Edgar Ramírez also said:
Absolutely not. I-I al-I also did the ride for the first time too,..with my family… and some of my closest friends. And I loved it for the same reasons that Emily just described. ‘Cause it was simple, it was-it was-it was cute, it was tender, and it was silly.
It was on this ride on the attraction that some of the cast discovered where one of the most iconic bad jokes originally came from. Edgar added:
the backside of water… is gonna stay with me forever. And then I went on the ride, and our skipper made that joke as well, and I cracked…
Disney’s “Jungle Cruise,” is a rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with Dwayne Johnson as wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and Emily Blunt as the intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton.
In the film, Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.
“Jungle Cruise” is available in cinemas now and on Disney+ Premier Access.
Have you ridden the “Jungle Cruise” attraction before?