The Jungle Cruise, among Disney’s most well-known amusement park tourist attractions, is getting a significant revamp.
Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California will both be impacted by the modifications, which intend to “reflect and value the diversity of the world around us,” Disney stated on Monday, Jan. 25 in an announcement that follows problems that the trip, initially integrated in 1955, is racially insensitive.
In a video published to the authorities Disney Parks Blog, Imagineer Kevin Lively explained a few of the updates to come—consisting of tweaks to the story—however Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Portfolio Executive Chris Beatty described the particular push for variety in an interview with D23.
“This is not a re-envisioning of the entire attraction. It’s the Jungle Cruise you know and love, with the skippers still leading the way, and at the same time, we’re addressing the negative depictions of ‘natives,'” Beatty stated. “So that’s one of the scenes we’re going to go in and change.”