Controversial Character RETURNS to Disney’s Bizarre Dark Ride

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Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin entrance

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If you’re a fan of Roger Rabbit you won’t want to miss this.

While similar, there are a lot of differences between Disneyland and the other Disney Resorts like Walt Disney World and the international Parks. Some attractions and rides can only be found at the original Disneyland like Matterhorn Bobsleds, Storybook Land Canals, and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Other rides have a long or complicated history. One ride in particular which features a controversial character be found on Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin.

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This ride, which technically is not even based on an actual Disney property, is a fun, fast-paced adventure through the world of Roger Rabbit. Featuring really cool-themed ride elements and crazy illusions, the ride is a wild time. Jessica Rabbit, perhaps the most famous character from Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) has finally returned to the attraction after being removed. Previously Jessica could be seen in one of the first scenes on the ride, appearing tied up and swinging her bare legs while in the trunk of a car. Certainly a controversial and at times considered a suggestive character by some, Jessica Rabbit has proved to be an issue for the entire Disney Company for a while.

Jessica Rabbit
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Now, Disneyland has decided to let Jessica return to Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin. Adorian (@Adorian1989) on Twitter gave us a first look at Jessica’s new appearance within the ride while also commenting on the messy Genie+ launch which happened yesterday:

Okay, but Genie+ is overshadowing Jessica’s return at Roger Rabbit’s cartoon spin. She looks so cute! Like, come on!! Jessica looks so good!

As we can see, Jessica is now sporting a trench coat and a huge cartoon mallet. She has obviously been covered up and been made more family-friendly, which Disney has been trying to do with its more problematic rides recently. Pirates of the Caribbean is the biggest example with an entire scene being changed, having removed the auctioning woman scene. We can only speculate what Disney might change in the future.

Disneyland’s official description of Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin reads as:

A “Hare”-Raising Ride

Catch a ride in a taxi and follow Roger Rabbit and Benny the Cab as they race through Toontown in search of Jessica Rabbit. Beware—the villainous Weasels are pouring slippery Toon-melting Dip in the paths of passing vehicles—including yours! 

Crash and dash into Bullina’s China Shop and slip and slide through the Power House. Spin wildly into the Gag Warehouse storage area, where the Weasels are waiting to take aim at your cab. 

Is this the end of the line for you and Roger Rabbit? Don’t count on it!

Steer Clear

You can spin your vehicle a full 360 degrees as you try to drive along the crazy course and regain control of your cab.

Based on the Hit Film

Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin was inspired by the Academy Award®-winning film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by Steven Spielberg, the film successfully created the illusion that animated characters were interacting in the “real” world with people, thanks to the state-of-the-art technology of that time.

The attraction revisits the story of Roger Rabbit as he attempts to rescue his beloved wife Jessica Rabbit from the evil henchman known as the Weasels.

What do you think of this change to Jessica Rabbit? Do you prefer her old look?

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