Family Transforms Backyard Swimming Pool Into Jungle Cruise
Here at MickeyBlog we are constantly amazed by the absolute ingenuity of Disney-loving families across the country who have been coming up with awesome ways to bring the magic of the parks into their homes!
We thought, what better way to start off our Saturday then by sharing the story of an awesome and creative Texas family who decided to transform their backyard swimming pool into one of our favorite classic attractions – Adventureland’s Jungle Cruise!
The video features 13-year-old Hayley, 11-year-old Colin, 8-year old Sydney and 5-year old Keaton. Parents Linsey and Clint Stuckey told Chron that it took the family four-days to transform their swimming pool into the attraction. Linsey ordered props on Amazon, including inflatable elephants, a fog machine and plastic snakes.
All four children starred in the video with dad Clint working tirelessly behind the scenes to recreate the video. He told Chron, “It was hard work, once you dig in your heels.”
The video continues to gain traction on social media with nearly 13,000 views.
So how did the family come up with the idea? According to mom Linsey it was a family affair, “My daughter got this inflatable raft, and then we thought, ‘we should do Jungle Cruise!”
The video was shot in the evenings after work and school commitments.
Not only was creating the video a fun experience but as the Stuckey family reminds us, it is also a great teaching moment. Clint and Linsey wanted to teach their kids the importance of working hard on something they could be proud of.
So what adventures await the Stuckey family next? The family currently has its sights set on a blooper real using some of the moments during their Jungle Cruise shoot that didn’t quite go according to plan. “It was a comedy of errors. When we were ready to shoot it, a car honked. We had a fog machine that would die, ” Stuckey said.
We can’t think of a better way to remedy those stay-at-home blues. As Stuckey says, “I was fearful for a good month during the quarantine. We needed a sense of joy and an escape during this time”
You can check out the project in its entirety below.
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