The future of Trader Sam seemed a bit uncertain with the makeover of the Jungle Cruise, but it now seems that he will still play a role in the attraction – at least by name.
Disney has announced a new story point for the reworked Jungle Cruise:
The proprietor of the Jungle Navigation Company, Alberta Falls, has asked Trader Sam to manage the new Lost & Found location. It seems that Trader Sam is looking for a way to make some money, so he has turned lost and found into a gift shop!
While Trader Sam is hoping to make money, it seems the animals in the jungle get to have all the fun.
Disney will continue to share more information about the new storyline, and how this scene fits into the attraction.