Travel Guides – Photos show adventure at Disney’s updated Jungle Cruise ride

Skipper Amanda Beth Lorenzo makes a joke as she leads the Jungle Cruise previous an animatronic elephant throughout its reopening at Disneyland Park on Friday. The official reopening shall be subsequent Friday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Skippers at the newly updated Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland entertained some park attendees Friday whereas on a primary look journey.

Los Angeles Times photographer Allen J. Schaben was capable of catch a ride on Skipper Amanda Beth Lorenzo’s boat throughout a media preview, the place he encountered the timber of the jungle, wildlife and even a wreckage overtaken by chimpanzees.

In January 2021 Disney introduced it might shut the ride and try to revamp options assessed to be racist and negatively depict Indigenous peoples. Attractions akin to Splash Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean have undergone related modifications to take away outdated options and tableaus.

Disney’s aim is to make a extra inclusive expertise for everybody in hopes that each one who come to go to the ride can join personally to the characters and ride itself. The renovated Jungle Cruise will open formally to the general public and normal park attendees on July 16.

Skipper Amanda Beth Lorenzo stands in the Jungle Cruise boat at the entrance to the ride

Skipper Amanda Beth Lorenzo leads the Jungle Cruise throughout a media preview Friday in Anaheim. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Riders pass under waterfalls at Schweitzer Falls during the Jungle Cruise ride.

Riders cross “through the backside of water” at Schweitzer Falls on Friday throughout the Jungle Cruise ride in Disneyland in Anaheim. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Riders view bathing elephants during the Jungle Cruise ride

Riders view bathing elephants throughout the Jungle Cruise ride Friday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Monkeys view and catch butterflies that were presumably lost in the jungle on Jungle Cruise

Monkeys view and catch butterflies that have been presumably misplaced within the jungle on the Jungle Cruise ride Friday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Skipper Amanda Beth Lorenzo leads the Jungle Cruise past animals on shore

Skipper Amanda Beth Lorenzo makes a joke as she leads the Jungle Cruise on a journey previous a safari of explorers who’re chased up a tree after the expedition comes below assault by animals on one of many new sections of Jungle Cruse in Adventureland inside Disneyland Park in Anaheim on Friday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

A skipper fires a warning shot in the air while approaching wreckage from a boat floating among hippopotami

A skipper fires a warning shot clean within the air whereas approaching wreckage from a ship floating amongst hippopotami throughout the Jungle Cruise ride in Disneyland in Anaheim on Friday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

A view of floating wreckage from a boat among hippopotami during the Jungle Cruise ride

A view of floating wreckage from a ship amongst hippopotami throughout the Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland on Friday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Riders on benches on the Jungle Cruise ride pass in front of the Schweitzer Falls

Riders cross in entrance of the Schweitzer Falls throughout the Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland on Friday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

An expedition's wrecked boat taken over by chimpanzees is seen from the Jungle Cruise ride

A view of an expedition’s wrecked boat that was taken over by chimpanzees is seen from the Jungle Cruise ride on Friday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Guests clap for the skipper on the Jungle Cruise ride

Guests clap for the skipper after being led on the Jungle Cruise ride on Friday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

A crocodile amid ruins as viewed from the Jungle Cruise

A view of a crocodile amid ruins as seen from the Jungle Cruise on Friday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

A baby elephant sprays water at a Jungle Cruise boat as they pass by Trader Sam's Gift Shop

A child elephant sprays water at a Jungle Cruise boat as they cross by Trader Sam’s Gift Shop on Friday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Three people in khaki shorts and shirts and a man in a dress shirt and tie outside a building with a Jungle Cruise sign on it

A media preview of Jungle Cruise throughout its reopening Friday. The ride has new scenes and an expanded storyline. The official reopening shall be subsequent Friday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

A desk with maps on it and a person standing nearby

A media preview of Jungle Cruise throughout its reopening in Disneyland on Friday. The official reopening shall be subsequent Friday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Skipper Amanda Beth Lorenzo leads guests on a journey past a Bengal tiger amid ruins on the Jungle Cruise

Skipper Amanda Beth Lorenzo leads visitors on a journey previous a Bengal tiger amid ruins on the Jungle Cruise on Friday. The official reopening shall be subsequent Friday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Passengers disembark the Jungle Cruise ride while staff in khakis applaud

Passengers disembark the Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland on Friday. The official reopening of Jungle Cruise shall be subsequent Friday. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

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