It looks like the Jingle Cruise is returning to the Magic Kingdom for this Christmas holiday season, after all. The Disneyland Resort recently announced that it would not be bringing back the holiday overlay of the Jungle Cruise ride this year, fueling speculation that the overlay would not come back to Walt Disney World, as well.
The Jingle Cruise holiday overlay provides a classic holiday spin on the iconic attraction. Christmas decorations fill both the attraction and queue, the cast members are adorned with Jungle themed Santa hats, and of course, the entire spiel is changed to heavily feature corny Christmas and holiday-themed jokes.
The Jingle Cruise has been an annual tradition since 2013 in the Magic Kingdom, but there was some concern that the holiday overlay would not be returning after Disneyland decided to drop the same yearly tradition. However, it now appears from multiple reports from cast members that the Jingle Cruise will indeed come back to the Magic Kingdom, starting on November 2. That means the return of the holiday decorations and seasonal spiel, as the skippers celebrate yet another Christmas in the jungle, far away from home. The overlay has been running since 2013.