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Jungle River Cruise: Curse of the Emerald Trinity was a nightly Halloween overlay of the Jungle River Cruise at Hong Kong Disneyland that was offered for the 2015 season.

Summary

The story of "Curse of the Emerald Trinity" begins in the attraction's queue. As told in news stories and sketches hanging around the Jungle Navigation Company boathouse, a disgraced archaeologist named Professor Gregory Reed, a rival of Indiana Jones who was booted out of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers by Lord Henry Mystic for his unsavory tactics, has been seeking out a legendary set of jewels known as the Emerald Trinity. This set of jewels was hidden at the "Altar of Souls" at the "Temple of Immortality" by a lost voodoo tribe centuries ago.  “Immortality is the reward for escaping the jungle with one stone,” the legend goes, “A fate worse than death, however, is the price for failure!”

With the thefts of the stones causing supernatural havoc throughout the Jungle with moving vines and green mist spreading throughout the river, our Jungle Navigation Company boat has been tasked with finding Professor Reed, with our Skipper being joined by the Navigator, an associate of Reed. This two-person act was only offered in Cantonese.

Alterations to the Rivers of Adventure route to tell the story included:

  • Green lighting and fog used throughout the river, with projection mapping adding a mysterious glowing energy throughout some of the plantlife in early parts of the River
  • Wild vines and symbols of green eyes and skulls appearing on rocks near the Elephant Bathing Pool
  • The Ancient Cambodian Shrine has become the "Temple of Immortality", home to a giant skull statue called the "Altar of Souls" that serves as the resting place of the Emerald Trinity. Two of the stones are seen missing and vines are actively coiling around some of the Temple arches.
  • At the Camp scene, through shadows on the closed tent, we see Professor Reed being attacked by the living vines and the stone that he stole being reclaimed by them. After this, the Navigator reveals that he has the other missing stone.
  • The Hippo Pool is populated by a group of skeletal vine zombies that attack the boat.
  • The Headhunters are now the lost voodoo tribe of the Emerald Trinity seeking to claim the Navigator's stone.
  • As we approach the now green Canyon of the Gods, the Navigator finds that his stone is missing from his pockets and the booming voice of the spirits of the stones can be heard seeking to punish our boat for the Navigator's theft. We manage to survive the onslaught of fire and water and make it back to the boathouse alive.

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Hong Kong Disneyland logo
Main Street, U.S.A.
Animation AcademyArt of AnimationHong Kong Disneyland Railroad • Hong Kong Disneyland Band • Main Street Vehicles • Ragtime Piano • Royal Princess GardenThe AnnexWe Love Mickey!
Adventureland
Festival of the Lion King • Jungle Drumming • Jungle River CruiseKaribuni MarketplaceLiki TikisMoana: A Homecoming CelebrationTarzan's Treehouse
Fantasyland
Cinderella CarrouselDumbo the Flying ElephantFairy Tale ForestFantasy GardensHong Kong Disneyland RailroadIt's a Small WorldMad Hatter Tea CupsThe Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohMickey's PhilharMagicMickey and the Wondrous BookPixie HollowPush the Talking Trash CanSnow White GrottoSword in the Stone
Tomorrowland
Hyperspace MountainJedi Training: Trials of the TempleOrbitronStar Wars: Command Post
Toy Story Land
Barrel of Fun • Cubot • RC RacerSlinky Dog Spin • Toy Soldier Boot Camp • Toy Soldier Parachute Drop
Grizzly Gulch
Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine CarsGeyser Gulch • Welcome Wagon Show
Mystic Point
Mystic ManorGarden of WondersFreight Depot
Frozen Land (Opening in 2021)
Frozen Ever AfterWandering Oaken's Dancing Sleighs
Marvel-themed land (Opening in 2023)
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! (2019) • Avengers Ride (2023) • Iron Man ExperienceIron Man Tech Showcase
Current Entertainment
Flights of Fantasy ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressPaint the Night ParadePlaza GroundsThe Pavilion

Seasonal: A Celebration of CocoDisney Music ProgramMickey's Halloween Time Street PartyMickey and Friends Christmastime BallPixar Water Play Street Party!Star Wars: Tomorrowland TakeoverTree Lighting CeremonyVillains Night Out!

Former Attractions and Entertainment
AutopiaBuzz Lightyear Astro BlastersDapper DansDisney in the StarsDisney on ParadeHigh School Musical: LIVE!Jungle Puppet CarnivalLucky the DinosaurMuppet Mobile LabSleeping Beauty CastleSpace MountainStitch Encounter • The Disneyland Story presenting How Mickey Mouse Came to Hong Kong • The Golden MickeysUFO Zone

Seasonal: Adventureland Oasis PartyAlien InvasionCaptain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Boot CampDemon JungleFestival of Family & Friends“Frozen” Festival Show“Frozen” VillageGlow in the Park Halloween ParadeGraves AcademyHorrors of the AmazonInferno Dance PartyIt's a Small World HolidayJourney to the Halloween TownJungle River Cruise: Curse of the Emerald Trinity'Let It Snow' Christmas ParadeLightning McQueen Live!Main Street Haunted HotelMarvel's Mission: Dimensions of DangerMickey's HouseMickey's WaterWorksNightmare in the SkyPirate TakeoverPirates of the Caribbean Ghost TrailRoyal Christmas BallSanta Mickey's Toy-riffic Street PartySpace Mountain: Ghost GalaxyStitch's Summer Dance BashStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseThe Nightmare ExperimentThe Revenge of the Headless Horseman • Tinker Bell Castle Illumination • Tomorrowland Party ZoneTurtle Talk with Crush

Upcoming
Princesses Castle


v - e - d
Jungle Cruise Logo
Disney Parks
Jungle CruiseJingle CruiseJungle River Cruise: Curse of the Emerald TrinityShrunken Ned's Junior Jungle BoatsTrader Sam'sSkipper Canteen
Media
Films: Jungle Cruise (upcoming)

Books: Tales from Adventureland: The Keymaster's QuestTales from Adventureland: The Golden Paw • Disney Parks Presents
Video games: Walt Disney World ExplorerKinect: Disneyland Adventures

Characters
Albert Awol • Albert FallsAlberta FallsTrader Sam
Miscellaneous
Jungle Navigation CompanySociety of Explorers and Adventurers