Jungle Cruise Sensitivity Updates Rumor Tracker

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    2021-2022

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    Confirmed

    Disney has announced that updates are coming to the Jungle Cruise.

    These changes are under the mantle of Disney’s diversity initiative and include scene changes and an updated story line to the attraction.

    Additional details are expected this summer, but several Imagineers gave insight into the evolving story line.

    Other rumors had attributes from the upcoming Jungle Cruise movie being integrated intot he attraction as well, but no details on that have been announced.

    RUMOR TIMELINE

    January 25, 2021: The Disney Parks Blog announced changes coming to the Jungle Cruise at both the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland.

    These changes are under the mantle of Disney’s diversity initiative and include scene changes and an updated story line to the attraction.

    Additional details are expected this summer, but several Imagineers gave insight into the evolving story line.


    October 11, 2019: The official trailer for the Jungle Cruise movie debuted.

    August 20, 2019: WDWNT.com is reporting that Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Jungle Cruise are expected to undergo refurbishments

    November 5, 2018: On Episode 186 of the Disney Dish Podcast, Jim Hill discussed the circumstances around the updates to Jungle Cruise. The movie’s release date moved to July 24, 2020 and depending on the success Jungle Cruise is expected to receive moderate updates. The updates are expected to take place in 2021.

    April 29, 2017: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that the attraction will likely see changes but they should not be severe.

    April 29, 2017: Inquisitr.com posted an article about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson touring the Disney archives to learn about the Jungle Cruise attraction. Two separate instagram posts by Johnson discussed the tour of the archives. (Post 1, Post 2)

    In the article, Johnson acknowledges that he will be working with Imagineers to “help re-engineer and re-design” the ride around the world.

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