WATCH: Disney’s New Version of ‘The Jungle Cruise’ with Changes

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Disney's refurbished version of The Jungle Cruise features chimpanzees instead of brown-skinned natives.

Are you wondering what changes Disney has made to The Jungle Cruise ride? Well, now you can find out for yourself, thanks to this POV ridethrough video of the updated Disneyland attraction.

Disney announced changes to The Jungle Cruise as part of their “diversity and inclusion” initiative earlier this year. This, along with changes to other classic Disney attractions such as Splash Mountain, has been applauded by some Disney fans… and mocked by others.

The new version of The Jungle Cruise has removed the brown-skinned natives from the attraction, and even Trader Sam himself is missing.

The new backstory has also been modified for diversity and inclusion, as people of all walks of life now have a chance to be chased up a pole by a rhino.

Thankfully, “the backside of water” joke remains intact, at least.

Overall, the changes to The Jungle Cruise aren’t that drastic and won’t be a deal breaker for most people.

The change comes weeks before the release of The Jungle Cruise movie with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt.

And no. The Rock isn’t on the ride in animatronic form. But given that Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow made his way into Pirates of the Caribbean, it wouldn’t be surprising to see The Rock turn up someday should the movie perform well at the box office.

[Source: Attractions Magazine YouTube]

 


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