The whole family is in for quite a ride when you watch Jungle Cruise online! The fantasy adventure film, which is based on the theme park attraction, is opening in theaters and streaming via Disney Plus Premier Access.
Jungle Cruise stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt as, respectively, wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London to the Amazon jungle and hires Frank to take her downriver on his ramshackle boat, La Quila. She’s searching for an ancient tree with healing abilities that could change the future of medicine.
Jungle Cruise hits Disney Plus Premier Access at 3 a.m. ET on Friday, July 30, the same day as the start of its theatrical run.
They have no idea they’re about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, complete with innumerable dangers and supernatural forces. The stakes are high, as not only are their fates hanging in the balance — but so is all of mankind’s.
Here’s everything you need to watch Jungle Cruise online.
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How and where to watch Jungle Cruise
Jungle Cruise opens in U.S. theaters Friday, July 30. But what if you don’t want to go to a theater?
Jungle Cruise is being released on Disney Plus Premier Access on Friday at 3 a.m. ET.
You’ll need a Disney Plus subscription, plus pay the Premier Access fee of $29.99 on top of that.
Disney Plus Premier Access isn’t cheap but could represent big savings for families. No need to buy expensive theater tickets and concessions. And once you pay for Premier Access to Jungle Cruise, you can watch it as many times as you like.
But you can save even more — by waiting longer. If you wait three months until November 12, you’ll be able to watch Jungle Cruise as part of your regular Disney Plus subscription.
Jungle Cruise trailer
The second official Jungle Cruise trailer starts off with a bang — from Emily Blunt’s fist to Dwayne Johnson’s nose! It’s an accident, though, while they’re skirmishing with some locals. The rest of the trailer introduces Dr. Lily Houghton and her quest to find the special tree, as well as skipper Frank’s warnings of the dangers lurking in the Amazon.
Jungle Cruise cast
The cast of Jungle Cruise is led by Dwayne Johnson as Captain Frank “Skipper” Wolff and Emily Blunt as Dr. Lily Houghton.
They are joined by Jack Whitehall as McGregor Houghton, Lily’s younger brother and reluctant assistant; Édgar Ramírez as Aguirre, a mercenary leading a rival expedition; Jesse Plemons as Prince Joachim, a German aristocrat who finances the rival expedition; Paul Giamatti as Nilo Nemolato, a harbormaster; and Veronica Falcón as Trader Sam.
2. Purchase Jungle Cruise
Once you’ve done that, you’ll find Jungle Cruise available to buy (from 3am ET / 8am BST on Friday 30th July) through the Premier Access section of the Disney+ app for £19.99 ($29.99, AU$34.99).
As a Disney+ subscriber you’ll also get access to a vast universe of other content including all the Marvel movies, the complete Star Wars library, every episode of The Simpsons, all your favourite Pixar films, plus classics such as Mary Poppins.
When you think about it, Disney+ Premier Access costs a lot less than a family outing to the cinema (and that’s before you buy the popcorn and drinks). Better yet, once you pay for Premier Access to Jungle Cruise, you can watch it as many times as you like.
How can I get Disney Plus?
Very easily. The Disney+ app is available on a range of TVs, phones and streaming devices, including iPhones, iPads, the iPod Touch and Apple TV, Android phones, Android TVs, Chromecast devices, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Roku streaming players, Now TV’s Smart Stick (take note here: Disney+ isn’t available on any Now TV daily or weekly TV pass) and Roku TVs.
Disney+ can also be found on the Sky Q platform.
What is Disney Plus Premier Access?
Disney+ Premier Access allows subscribers to watch brand new movies at an additional cost, before the films are made available to all Disney+ subscribers.
Disney dreamed up the idea in 2020 in response to the widespread closure of cinemas. It provides a neat way to see major releases such as Black Widow and Jungle Cruise from the comfort of your own home.
All Premier Access titles are available through Disney Plus in 4K Dolby Vision HDR and with immersive Dolby Atmos sound, making the experience as cinematic as possible – assuming your devices support those formats.
Can I watch Jungle Cruise in 4K, HDR and Dolby Atmos?
Short answer: yes. Providing you have a TV or home cinema set-up that is compatible with 4K, Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos, you’ll be able to watch Jungle Cruise in the best possible quality.
Disney+ titles are displayed and play in the maximum quality available through your hardware, so if, for example, your TV supports all three technologies you’ll see the logos for each within the title’s description on the Disney+ interface.