Unlike Christmas (despite many decorations already being up) Disney Plus Day is here, which means we fans won’t have to pay for Premier Access to view the Jungle Cruise movie and several other titles. Jungle Cruise is on Disney Plus, ready for your movie night.
We’ll tell you how you can stream Jungle Cruise on Disney Plus for free with a subscription, and what the film is all about (don’t worry, there will be no spoilers). If you don’t yet have a subscription to the streaming service, you can get your first month for merely $2 right now.
The Jungle Cruise movie is based on the Disneyland ride of the same title. Dwayne Johnson portrays a boat skipper named Frank. He takes Emily Blunt’s character Lily and her brother McGregor on a journey to find a tree that holds magical healing powers. McGregor is portrayed by the British stand-up comedian Jack Whitehall, who we also recognize from the Good Omens show on Amazon Prime.
Amid their journey, the characters face wild animals and compete against a rival German expedition. Disney added that there’s a “supernatural element” fans can look forward to. One month before the Jungle Cruise movie release, Disney launched two trailers, both of which made their own character the star of the movie.
None of us can be surprised that Disney is going with another ride-based film, given the success of its Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise. But the Jungle Cruise is even older than the Pirates ride. It was the only attraction present in Adventureland on Disney’s opening day in 1955.
The Jungle Cruise attraction gives folks a boat ride through a man-made jungle, with all the tours being led by a skipper who follows a pun-filled script. On the boat, you’ll travel past crocodiles, monkeys, elephants, piranhas, cannibals, rhinos, hippos, and the iconic BackSide of Water, the eighth wonder of the world.
When he was preparing for the movie, Johnson posted on Instagram, Disney’s Imagineers let him see the original Jungle Cruise “concept art from the 1950s.” They also gave him an “oral/visual history lesson behind the iconic ride and its infamous and relentlessly entertaining skippers.”
The ride had to be reexamined at both Disneyland & Disney World to include new scenes and get rid of the long-standing racial insensitive depictions. It reopened at Disneyland on July 16th. The ride will be amongst the ones whose history is unveiled in the Disney Plus documentary series Behind the Attraction.
How to watch for free
Of course, you feel like watching the Jungle Cruise movie for free! You can begin streaming it on Disney Plus for free if you’re a subscriber to the service. But what happens when Disney Plus Day is over?
Jungle Cruise along with several other new films, including Shang-Chi and the Home Alone reboot, will continue to be free for fans, as long as they have a subscription. Disney Plus normally charges folks an additional $30 for Premier Access when a new movie is released, on top of their monthly subscription fee.
If you’ve already got a Disney Plus account, simply use the search bar to look up the Jungle Cruise movie and then tap Play. Chances are, you’ll see the film being promoted on the streaming platform’s Home page. If you’re without a subscription, you’ll have to choose from a few options.
You can choose the month-to-month Disney Plus subscription which is $2 for the first month and $8 per month thereafter. There’s the annual Disney Plus subscription which is $80 per year. You could also choose the Disney Plus/Hulu/ESPN Plus bundle for $14 per month. It normally costs $21 to obtain the triple-shot. But ordering them as a bundle will save you $7 a month.
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