The classic JUNGLE CRUISE attraction will not be reopening with Disneyland this week but in consolation, Disney offered us a great new piece of concept for the refreshing of the attraction. Concept art released today teases the changes coming plus a potential “Cruise Photo” which may be integrated.


BREAKDOWN: A look at the JUNGLE CRUISE enhancements coming to Disneyland, Disney World

The finale of the attraction will see Sam himself leaving his former post in favor one of several new scenes that are interconnected and build on the original story and humor of the Jungle Cruise. It would seem the crafty entrepreneur has refashioned the Jungle Navigation Company Ltd. Lost and Found into an impromptu gift shop.

Disney has already announced a flurry of JUNGLE CRUISE attraction refurbishemnt details which includes new and modified scenes while still maintaining the humor, wildlife and skipper heart to the classic attraction. Candidly, the broader goal was to remove dated and insensitive portrayals of the native inhabitants in the jungle with the aim to celebrate diversity and not poke fun at it.

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Jungle Cruise is being refurbished at both Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. An official completion date has not yet been announced for either park.