Earlier this year World of Walt reported that Disney Parks would be updating the Jungle Cruise attraction at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. The Disney Parks Blog recently released some additional information on what the future holds for the iconic attraction.
Disney Parks Blog had the following to say about upcoming changes:
“As we shared earlier this year, we are building on the original story of the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland park and Magic Kingdom Park. We’re adding more humor, wildlife and skipper heart to the classic attraction, and as part of a much larger effort, this updated experience will welcome new characters from around the world.
The enhancements include several new scenes guests will experience along the river, all interconnected. Our world-famous skippers will continue to share the unique adventure and interactions guests expect on the Jungle Cruise.
The new scenes will heighten our skippers’ legendary comedic tone, beginning with a trapped safari party that finds itself up a tree after their journey goes awry. Unexpected scenarios along the way will give the jungle and animals the last laugh!
For those looking to dive deeper, we’re also expanding the attraction’s backstory, centered around Alberta Falls, granddaughter of world-renowned Dr. Albert Falls, as the proprietor of the Jungle Navigation Company Ltd.
Jungle Cruise fans might be familiar with her name; however, wouldn’t you know it, we recently uncovered a copy of an interview with Alberta Falls that was featured in a 1938 issue of The Daily Gnus about her and the World-Famous Jungle Cruise. We hope you’ll enjoy getting to know her!”
One thing Disney is known for is the amount of detail and thought that goes into the backstories of their attractions. The overhaul of the Jungle Cruise is no exception with several tie-ins to the current Jungle Cruise theming. Disney plans to keep a focus on the humor that was part of the original design by Disney Legend Marc Davis while enhancing and connecting the storyline and sharing more backstory.
Are you excited about changes coming to the Jungle Cruise?