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Disney Announces Its Newest Additions To The Jungle Cruise Attraction

Disney has decided to undertake projects at both Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom Park as they make changes to the classic Jungle Cruise.

The happiest place on earth has been incredibly sad due to the pandemic and health regulations. It was only a matter of time before the creative minds staffed by the infamous park proposed new ideas. Bringing life and human connection back, the park expects to see the updates later this year.

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Disney lovers and newcomers will take part of this new expedition at the Walt Disney Resort. Coming soon are the enhancements for the river boat journey located in Adventureland. Heading down the passage you are joined by a skipper, who illustrates excitement as new adventures arise. For years their expertise has commonly shaped the experiences of guests shuttled along the waterway. Now, the story has been tastefully renovated from the usual recorded skipper role – to a live guide. All guides included will render a show figure within the attraction. After crashing into a tree, the sunken ship will split in half and monkeys will board the remains.

To hear more about the enhancements check out this video below:

“When we consider making changes to a classic attraction, we focus on ways to ‘plus’ the experience. The skippers of the Jungle Cruise bring humor to guests of all ages, and we’re excited to be adding to that legacy – along with a new animated skipper figure – by celebrating their adventures and influence,” said Chris Beatty, the Creative Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering.

Keeping traditions alive has been essential for the Walt Disney Imagineering team. The new creative fantasies will take fans down the river with mild additions to honor the original attraction.

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