Katy family transforms backyard pool into a Disney jungle cruise in popular YouTube video

KATY – One Katy family turned their backyard pool into the ultimate quarantine family video production. With an iPhone, props, fog machine and wireless mics, the family decided to recreate the popular Disney Jungle Cruise. The YouTube video is called Disney’s Jungle Cruise: Quarantine Style.”

Linsey Stuckey said her mother introduced the idea of creating a cute quarantine video with her family, which includes husband Clint and four energetic children. While she originally didn’t they could pull if off. As quarantine continued, she said she realized it could be a fun activity they could do together.

The family began to brainstorm ideas for the video they could make.

“I’m thinking about what props do we have because all of the stores are closed. What could we actually buy and do? Well, we have a swimming pool and my daughter Haley got this $20 boat for her birthday, and I thought, ‘We should do Jungle Cruise!’” Linsey said.

And with the theme selected, the family project started. 13-year-old Hayley, 11-year-old Colin, 8-year-old Sydney and 5-year-old Keaton all had roles. Even their grandmother, Janna O’Laughli, whom the children call Grammy Jay, also had responsibilities.

"I was the technical advisor," O'Laughlin laughed.

The whole team was determined to make this project happen. Hayley and Sydney were passengers on the boat, Colin was the tour guide and skipper and Keaton was the Trader Sam who surprises the guests on the tour.

“We thought, ‘We can’t just put a camera in [the kids’] faces. There needs to be a script,'” Clint said.