We’re continuing to follow the progress on the Jungle Cruise’s reimagining in Disney World!
This classic ride is getting a brand-new story line and characters, and we’re slowly seeing the project take shape! Most recently, scenes were being removed as that iconic rhino scene got a refresh with our new animatronic cast. And now, we’ve got another update!
And now, we know exactly WHY they’re in such a tricky situation! A little before they encounter the rhino, guests can now see Felix’s sunken boat.
Now THAT’s unfortunate, right?! And of course, the (real) skipper steering us through the jungle had plenty of fix-it Felix jokes to spare. This mishap ties right into the ride’s new storyline of the crew’s misadventures through the jungle.
And further down the river, guests will also notice a new addition to the canoe scene: a “Boats and Baits and Bites” shack!
The decor on the canoes has been removed, too. As a reminder, here’s what it looked like before.
Guests are also now being seated differently in their boats, due to changes to Disney World’s safety guidelines effective today. There is no longer plexiglass in the queue, masks are no longer required onboard, and guests are now able to sit in the middle row of benches.
Disney has announced that the reimagining will be complete this summer! And over in Disneyland, the Jungle Cruise will open with all of these changes on July 16th. We’ll keep an eye out for any more progress and keep ya posted, so stay tuned to DFB!
Have you ridden the Jungle Cruise recently? Let us know in the comments!