One of the classic Walt Disney World and Disneyland attractions will be seeing some gnu (new) changes here soon! That’s because it was announced that the Imagineers will be making some modifications to this extremely punny attraction on both coasts.
Disney shared that as an update to the Jungle Cruise story, the skippers will now be a part of the attraction, as Guests will follow a skipper and passengers and yes, something goes wrong. According to Imagineer Kevin Lively, the skipper will actually be represented in the attraction for the first time ever with a show figure. And do you remember hearing about the Mekong Maiden and the Kwango Kate? The crew’s story gets shared, as the expedition finds themselves up a tree, after their boat sinks and splits apart. Plus monkey business will ensue, as chimps board the wreckage.
The attraction will still keep its same wit and joking nature, but it will include a new story, with more diverse values, and fun and updated details.
If you want to learn more about this update, watch this video, and hear what current Jungle Cruise skippers think about the updates.
Of course, there is no word on when the attraction will go down for refurbishment at Walt Disney World, nor do we have any idea on when it will reopen with its new story. We’ll make sure to keep you updated!