Disney to change popular Jungle Cruise ride to remove ‘negative’ cultural depictions

Walt Disney World and Disneyland are making some changes to their popular Jungle Cruise ride. The company announced the revamp on their Disney Parks blog this week.

At Disney Parks, we continue to look for ways to enhance classic attractions and elevate the experience for all of our guests. 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!

There hasn’t been a firm timeline set for when the parks might make the changes – or exactly what’s being changed, but the press release mentions later in 2021.

Last year, Disney announced another popular ride, Splash Mountain, was getting a make-over to remove racist undertones in the ride’s storyline. That project hasn’t started yet, likely due to the pandemic putting many Disney projects on hold.

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