Stream Jungle Cruise for 'free' on Disney Plus today. Here's how
Disney Plus Day is here, which means you won't have to pay for Premier Access to watch Jungle Cruise and several other movies.
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Jungle Cruise is back on Disney Plus, but this time, you don't have to pay for Premier Access to watch it. Today is Disney Plus Day, so all subscribers to the streaming service have free access to this movie, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Emily Blunt, as well as many others.
We'll tell you how to stream Jungle Cruise on Disney Plus for free with a subscription, and what the movie's all about (spoiler-free, of course). If you don't have a subscription to the streaming service, you can get your first month for $2 right now.
How to watch Jungle Cruise for 'free' on Disney Plus
You can now start streaming Jungle Cruise on Disney Plus for free if you're subscribed to the service. Even after Disney Plus Day is over, Jungle Cruise and several other new movies -- including Disney's Shang-Chi and the Home Alone reboot -- will continue to be free as long as you have a subscription. Normally Disney Plus charges an additional $30 for Premier Access when a new movie is released, on top of its monthly subscription charge.
If you've already got a Disney Plus account, use the search bar to look up Jungle Cruise and then tap Play. You'll also likely see it promoted on the Home page. If you don't have a subscription, you'll need to choose from one of the below options -- you can cancel any time.
The film's director is Jaume Collet-Serra, whose previous credits include The Shallows and The Commuter. The cast includes:
Dwayne Johnson as Frank
Emily Blunt as Lily Houghton
Jack Whitehall as McGregor Houghton
Jesse Plemons as Prince Joachim, the villain
Paul Giamatti as Nilo Nemolato
Edgar Ramírez as Aguirre
Raphael Alejandro as Zaqueu
Andy Nyman as Sir James Hobbs-Coddington
Simone Lockhart as Anna
Sulem Calderon as Quila
What is Disneyland's Jungle Cruise ride?
It's no surprise that Disney is going after another ride-based movie, after the success of its Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise. The Jungle Cruise is even older than the Pirates ride. It was the only attraction to exist in Adventureland on Disneyland's opening day in 1955.
The Jungle Cruise attraction features a boat ride through a man-made jungle, with each tour led by a skipper who follows a pun-filled script. The boat travels past crocodiles, piranhas, monkeys, elephants, rhinos, cannibals, hippos and the infamous Back Side of Water, the eighth wonder of the world.