Jungle Cruise Attraction to Receive Major Story Update
Disney Parks just announced that they will be updating the story of the Jungle Cruise at both Disneyland park at Disneyland Resort and Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort.
It is reported that there will be new scenes, more information about the attraction's backstory, and of course humor. Some scenes will receive updates to remove "negative depictions of native people."
Carmen Smith, Executive Creative Development & Inclusion Strategies, describes the changes needed to reflect the world around us, "'As Imagineers, it is our responsibility to ensure experiences we create and stories we share reflect the voices and perspectives of the world around us. With Jungle Cruise, we're brining to life more of what people love - the humor and wit of our incredible skippers, while making needed updates."
The concept art shows some new scenes including a rhino chasing a safari group up a tree and a sunken ship overrun with chimpanzees.
Disney Parks has not released when the attractions will be refurbished and whether the ride may be down for a period of time.
News & Media Source: Disney Parks Blog