Disney's Jungle Cruise movie Easter Eggs

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Take a look at all the Easter Eggs in the Jungle CruiseDisney Parks Addict

You may have recently watched the new Jungle Cruise Movie on Disney+. Today, we will take a look at all the references and easter eggs in the new Jungle Cruise Movie in regards to the original attraction as well as the Society of Explorers and Adventurers.

In the opening scenes, we get our first reference to Dr. Albert Falls, the original creator of the Jungle Navigation Company and a member of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers, He is mentioned in the scripted presentation given by MacGregor Houghton who is played here by Jack Whitehall. He explains that they are looking for an ancient arrowhead recently recovered by Dr. Albert Falls, and then later in the scene, while Emily Blunt's character, Lily Houghton, is looking for the arrowhead, she disguises herself in clothes that look awfully similar to what Dr. Albert Falls liked to wear. We then see a labeled crate from the Doctors expedition, in which Lily finds the aforementioned arrowhead.

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The next scene takes us to the Amazon, where we join Dwayne Johnson’s character the Jungle Cruise skipper, Frank Wolf. If you have ever ridden the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, or any other Disney Park, then I’m sure you’ll notice all the references to the amazing attraction. You get plenty of bad puns, an animatronic hippo, and of course the eighth wonder of the world, the backside of water! There are so many references crammed in that Dwayne Johnson actually breaks the fourth wall and looks directly at the camera almost as if to say “Is that what you wanted?” It’s a nice little addiction, and I’m sure it will keep most fans happy.

Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson taking a ride on the Jungle Cruisecommonsensemedia

The next reference, I am having a little trouble with. When Lily and Macgregor get to Porto Velho, they arrive by train. The train is clearly numbered with a golden ‘61’, but I can’t find anything that this is referring to, so if anyone knows, please leave a comment down below.

The next little easter egg is when we meet the film’s first antagonist, Nilo played by Paul Giamatti. He runs a rival jungle cruise company, and has a very familiar pet. Rosita is a cockatoo and is actually a reference to another Adventureland attraction, the Enchanted Tiki Room.

The final Jungle cruise reference is to the character Trader Sam. This was a famous audio-animatronic that was recently removed from the attraction due to its poor use of racial stereotypes. The film version is actually played by Veronica Falcon, and I thought she did an excellent job of bringing the character into the 21st century.

The only other reference I noticed near the end of the movie, which is a spoiler, so skip to the timestamp ahead if you don’t want to find out. This is about the demise of another antagonist, Prince Joachim who was brilliantly played by Jesse Plemons. This is clearly a reference to the wicked witch of the east’s death scene in the Wizard of oz.

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If you haven’t watched the movie, then you can go ahead and stream it now on Disney+.

I was hoping for more references throughout the movie especially for the society of explorers and adventures, but I did enjoy watching a film about one of Disney’s classic attractions, and I do hope for more in the future.

If you noticed any other references or Easter eggs in the Jungle Cruise movie, let me know in a comment down below.

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