Pirates of the Caribbean meets Indiana Jones meets The Mummy in Disney's all new Jungle Cruise. This thrilling, action adventure joyride is packed with wit, charm, and plenty of well-placed puns worthy of the ride itself. And yes that means plenty of nods to the attraction including the 8th wonder of the world. Here are all the Jungle Cruise Easter eggs and puns you may have missed.
Spoilers ahead if you haven't see Jungle Cruise.
Jungle Cruise Easter Eggs & Puns
Dr. Lily Houghton is after a sacred arrowhead that an expedition led by Albert Falls managed to recover. On the ride, guests are told that Schweitzer Falls is named after Dr. Albert Falls. Skipper Canteen, which is a Jungle Cruise themed restaurant at Walt Disney World, confirmed that Dr. Albert Falls founded the Jungle Navigation Company with his granddaughter Alberta eventually taking it over.
Skipper Frank Wolff makes several puns throughout the river cruise. The first that out of all the cruises they could've booked, this one is the cheapest. Two toucans are playing in a tree. But only two can play. He also references the rock pun taking it for granite, as it is a boulder attraction.
The guests are told to keep hands inside the boat, a nod to the safety spiel given at the beginning of each ride.
Several fake animals are spotted during the cruise including a Hippo and Boa Constrictor. There is also an “attack” by natives. They are clearly actors working for Frank.
The 8th Wonder of The World, The Backside of Water!
David Lengel who played Phil Jones in WandaVision is one of the guests on the boat.
When they get back to the dock Frank tells another pun as the guests disembark, as they should be outstanding on the dock.
Back in the town, Frank loses his engine to Nilo, a man he owes money too. Nilo's bird is none other than Rosita, the missing bird from the Enchanted Tiki Room. Rosita was one of the showgirl birds in the Tiki room who eventually left for her own gains. She can be seen at the Tropical Hideaway restaurant, and is visible from the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland.
Nilo's last name Nemolato is from the concept artist Luca Nemolato who worked on Jungle Cruise and Dwayne Johnson's upcoming Black Adam amongst other projects.
Lily's blouse, coat and map can be found in the queue at Disneyland's Jungle Cruise. Her coat along with Frank's is seen in the office of Alberta Falls. The map is framed in the Jungle Navigation Company boathouse. Her map also appears in an office inside the queue at Walt Disney World's Jungle Cruise.
As Frank, Lily, and MacGregor make their way down the Amazon, they encounter piranha. At one point they enter headhunter territory. And that isn't a place you want to be headed. Another classic ride pun.
They are captured by a group of people who end up being led by Trader Sam and are friends of Frank's whom he hired to scare away the Houghtons. On the ride, Trader Sam is the head salesman of the jungle. He is also seen wearing a top hat. In the film, Veronica Falcón's Sam, gets the hat from Lily in exchange for translating what the arrowhead says.
Her tribe, while attempting to scare Lily and MacGregor run through all the “scary” things they do on the ride. Pounding sticks on the ground and beating drums.
In order to locate the Tears of the Moon tree, they must sail into a temple. The temple resembles that of the one you enter during the ride.
Frank's business is called the Jungle Navigation Company, which is the name of the fictional company that owns the ride at the parks.
The Jungle Cruise is now in theaters and on Disney+ Premiere Access.