Photos of Disneyland’s Updated Jungle Cruise Ride Ahead of Reopening

  • Disneyland will formally reopen its Jungle Cruise experience on July 16. 
  • The theme park revamped the attraction as a result of it contained racially insensitive scenes. 
  • The attraction will reopen forward of Disney’s upcoming movie, “Jungle Cruise.” 
  • Visit Insider’s homepage for extra tales.

Disneyland on Friday unveiled a preview of its revamped Jungle Cruise attraction after it eliminated racially offensive depictions of Indigenous individuals. 

Disney introduced in January that it could take away “negative depictions” of Indigenous individuals from the experience, which is in Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, and Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

According to a press launch from Disney obtained by Insider, Jungle Cruise is scheduled to reopen to guests at Disneyland on July 16 after it underwent a makeover. 

Jungle Cruise, one of Disneyland’s authentic rides that opened with the theme park in 1955, remained closed when Disneyland allowed guests again within the park this April. 

A photo shows the revamped Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland.

An image of the revamped Jungle Cruise experience at Disneyland.

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As Insider’s Amanda Krause reported in January, the unique Jungle Cruise experience takes guests on a ship experience led by skippers “through scenes meant to represent animal-filled rivers in Asia, Africa, and South America. There are also animatronics throughout the ride that show tourists hiding from animals and ‘a tribe of headhunters,'” citing Disney World’s web site on the time.

Chris Beatty, an Imagineer who led the artistic improvement of the enhancements, informed Disney’s D23 fan club in January that the modifications wouldn’t be “a re-envisioning of the entire attraction” and that the experience would nonetheless be “the Jungle Cruise you know and love.”

Photos show the revamped Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland.

The up to date experience may even convey again earlier boats just like the Mekong Maiden and the Kwango Kate.

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According to a publish from the Disney Parks website in January, Disney Imagineer and former Jungle Cruise Skipper Kevin Lively stated that one of the most important modifications to the up to date attraction is that it’s going to embody a reside individual enjoying the position of the skipper, or tour information.

The revamped experience may even convey again earlier boats just like the Mekong Maiden and the Kwango Kate, based on Disneyland’s website. Animatronics had been additionally up to date to symbolize a extra various group, Insider beforehand reported. 

“We’re excited to be building on the story of the Jungle Cruise to include new adventures that stay true to the experience we know and love, while adding more humor, more wildlife, and an interconnected story,” Chris Beatty, an Imagineer who led artistic improvement of the enhancements, stated in an announcement in Disney’s current press launch.

A photo shows the revamped Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland.

Disneyland will reopen its revamped Jungle Cruise experience on July 16.

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Renovations on the Jungle Cruise attraction at Disney World are nonetheless underway, nevertheless it may reopen later this summer season, based on the identical assertion from Disney. 

Jungle Cruise will open its doorways forward of Disney’s upcoming movie of the identical title, “Jungle Cruise,” which is ready to premiere on July 24. The film stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt. 

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