Jungle Cruise is Disney’s latest movie-based-on-a-theme-park attraction. This one comes from Adventureland staple the Jungle Cruise. Emily Blunt stars as the ambitious explorer-scientist Lily, on the hunt for a rare healing flower in the Amazon. Meanwhile Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is Frank, the charismatic, if down on his luck, tour guide who owns a failing jungle cruise. When Lily contacts Frank for passage, both are thrust into a great adventure.
The trailer shows off the spooky jungle adventures, action-packed fights, and fearsome animals. But don’t worry, there is some niche, park-themed humor, too.
“Ladies and gentlemen the moment you’ve all been waiting for,” says Frank. “The backside of water!”
Get it? It’s from the ride. Like, the narrator of the ride says it on the ride. Look, it’s funny if you have a Disney annual pass.
Jungle Cruise joins Country Bears, The Haunted Mansion, Tomorrowland, and the entire Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in the pantheon of Disney live-action movies based on rides. After some delays, it floats into theaters on July 24, 2020. If you simply can’t wait to see The Rock in a jungle setting, don’t worry: Jumanji: The Next Level comes out on Dec. 13.