As many of you know, Jungle Cruise at Disney World has been undergoing changes for a few months now as part of the reimagining of the ride. And now we have a timeline as to when exactly these changes will be complete!
Elements of the popular theme park ride are currently being reimagined for Guests so they can enjoy a brand-new Jungle Cruise experience called Rivers Journey. This refresh will also be taking place at Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort in California. However, the main difference between the two is as Disney Imagineers are hard at work on both attractions, Jungle Cruise in Disneyland remains closed while Jungle Cruise at Disney World has been open throughout the reimagining.
We do know that Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise will open on July 16 and we and now we have confirmation as to just went those changes at Disney World will also be complete!
Disney Parks Blog shared:
At Magic Kingdom Park, you can continue to enjoy the Jungle Cruise while updates are being made, and all changes will be completed this summer.
So as Guests continue to ride Jungle Cruise at Disney World and watch the changes happen in real time, now we know that the reimagining will be fully complete this summer!
Be on the lookout for several new scenes along the river (all interconnected) that will heighten the skippers’ legendary comedic tone as well as a new backstory involving Dr. Albert Falls and his granddaughter, Alberta Falls.
The new version of the attraction is part of Disney’s efforts to tell diverse, inclusive stories across the theme parks. Earlier this year, Disney Parks Blog shared that the company is “building on the story of the Jungle Cruise at both Disneyland park at Disneyland Resort and Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort to include new adventures that stay true to the experience we know and love — more humor, wildlife and skipper heart — and also reflect and value the diversity of the world around us.”
More on Jungle Cruise at Disney Parks
Jungle Cruise is located both at Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort in California and Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida. Both versions are going through the reimagining at this time.
The official description on the Disney World website reads:
Embark on a river cruise where dangerous beasts and dry wit abound. Board a canopied tramp steamer piloted by your trusty skipper, who will expertly navigate you through some of the world’s most treacherous waters.
Steam past lush foliage, butterflies and waterfalls on the Amazon in South America. Glimpse an abandoned camp overrun by curious gorillas on the shores of the African Congo.
Along the Nile, watch for bathing elephants, angry hippos and hungry lions. Be on the lookout for a tribe of headhunters recently spotted in the area. Your cruise continues down the Mekong River in Asia, home to baboons, cobras and other fearsomely life-like creatures.
It’s a 10-minute, 10,000-mile journey that you won’t soon forget!
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