A new Jungle Cruise t-shirt incorporating various skipper quotes and styles from the eponymous attraction is now available at DisneyStyle in Disney Springs.
This isn’t the first time a new product related to the iconic attraction has returned to civilization this year, with a MagicBand+ also being introduced back in March.
Jungle Cruise T-shirt – $39.99
The front side displays the Jungle Cruise name itself, with a light green background and some tropical floral patterns — along with an old wooden steering wheel and rhinoceros.
The back side of the tee features various skipper quotes one might hear while aboard their river voyage. “The Backside of Water,” “Don’t Feed the Animals,” and “Don’t Be a Hippo-crite” are all slogans many riders have probably heard uttered around one of the riverbends or beside Schweitzer Falls.
The Jungle Cruise itself is a beloved and foundational Disney attraction, being an opening day offering here at Magic Kingdom and Disneyland, where it originated. Initially intended as a more serious guided tour with more realistic and informational narration, the role of the boat drivers, or skippers, now leans into famously dry and pun-loaded humor as riders traverse various ridiculous scenes, dense jungle, and animal animatronics.
Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf throughout the Frozen franchise, recently had an opportunity of his own to be skipper for a day, reciting some of the more quintessential lines and catchphrases.
Following in the footsteps of other cornerstones, such as the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean, this ride has also served as inspiration for a feature-length film starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. In that iteration, the two main protagonists embark on a quest in South America to find the Tree of Life — valued for the potential of its healing flowers. Emily Blunt portrays the botanist Lily Houghton, who seeks the Tree for the sake of modern medicine. She enlists the assistance of Johnson’s Frank Wolff, a local skipper who usually takes visitors on theatrical caricature tours of the jungle with pun-filled humor and tacky sets. He reluctantly agrees to join Lily on a real expedition through the Amazon.
What do you think of this new fashion offering? Is the Jungle Cruise one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments.
For more apparel based on Adventureland over at the Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs, check out all of the items and information here.