It looks like the Jingle Cruise is returning to the Magic Kingdom for this Christmas holiday season, after all. The Disneyland Resort recently announced that it would not be bringing back the holiday overlay of the Jungle Cruise ride this year, fueling speculation that the overlay would not come back to Walt Disney World, as well.
However, it now appears from multiple reports from cast members that the Jingle Cruise will indeed come back to the Magic Kingdom, starting on November 2. That means the return of the holiday decorations and seasonal spiel, as the skippers celebrate yet another Christmas in the jungle, far away from home. The overlay has been running since 2013.
Over at Universal Orlando, diners are about to bid good-bye to Emeril's Tchoup Chop, Scott Joseph reports.
Emeril Lagasse's restaurant at the Loews Royal Pacific at Universal Orlando will close on Dec. 31. No replacement has been announced. (In fact, Universal has not yet confirmed the closure, but Joseph typically has excellent sources within the local food scene and we trust him on this one.)
This does not affect the Emeril's Orlando restaurant, which is located in a much more high-profile location in Universal Orlando's CityWalk, instead of being tucked in the back of the Royal Pacific.Tweet
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