Jungle Cruise Attraction to Receive Major Rewrite

    Disney has just announced that there will be a new storyline coming to Jungle Cruise. The new story will address the “negative depictions” found in the attraction as well as create a new storyline that will build upon what guests love most about the attraction. According to the OC Register, Disney has said that they expect the reimagined version of the ride to open later this year.

    Here is the announcement:

    Today, we’re excited to share that we are building on the story of the Jungle Cruise at both Disneyland park at Disneyland Resort and Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort to include new adventures that stay true to the experience we know and love – more humor, wildlife and skipper heart – and also reflect and value the diversity of the world around us. There are no bigger fans of this attraction than our Imagineers so I’ve invited Kevin Lively – former Jungle Cruise skipper – to share a transmission from the world’s most remote tropical rivers!

    Continuing a tradition that Walt Disney started more than six decades ago when he first enhanced the Jungle Cruise, the new creative concept for our river’s journey will be original to Walt Disney Imagineering, just like the attraction itself. Here’s a first look at some of the “gnu” magic we’re adding:

    Imagineers are excited to invite current Jungle Cruise skippers at Disneyland park and Magic Kingdom park to a Jungle Navigation Company Roll Call, where they will be among the first to hear more about the new adventures and wonders coming down the river. Recently, Imagineers had the chance to provide a sneak peek to a few skippers at Magic Kingdom park – check out the Walt Disney World Ambassador team on Instagram, @WDW.Ambassador, to see additional reactions, and stay tuned for more details about the enhancements in store for the Jungle Cruise, coming later this year. 

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    5 COMMENTS

    1. What happened to the Indian village
      for 14 months you advertised showing that guests will be allowed into the Indian village but instead he threw him back in a corner and forgot about him The Indian village is wasting away teepees are green with mold on them You might as well do away with the Indian village because you don’t honor them during Native American months you discriminate the Native American people that work at Disneyland You don’t even honor their language
      To make changes to all these attractions but the ones that brought smiles on people’s faces Lost in time and are just thrown away in a corner

    2. Disney+ Removes “The Aristocats”, “Peter Pan”, “Dumbo”, and “Swiss Family Robinson” Movies From Children’s Profiles Due to Negative Cultural Depictions
      So the other movies killing in Death innocent people
      R OK
      But these movies are being removed because of negative culture and deception

    3. So when is the timeline for this update seeing how D-land isn’t even open? That being said, these changes are justified. I’m glad this issue is finally being addressed. I love the Jungle Cruise for a boat ride through lush foliage and funny Animatronic animals. I see no reason not to change the racist depictions. They add nothing to the ride and are offensive to see. When the park reopens I will be riding on Jungle Cruise not for nostalgia for what will go, but because of what I always loved about the ride that may be denied to me on my next trip after because of a lengthy refurb.

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