ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — Disneyland is making more changes and updates to some of its fan-favorite rides, this time the world-famous Jungle Cruise.
Disney says it is removing what it calls racially-insensitive depictions of native people from the ride. The updated ride will for the first time incorporate the skipper as a figure in the cruise’s story.READ MORE: Proof Of Vaccination, Masks Required When 'Hamilton' Returns To Pantages Theatre
“As Imagineers, it is our responsibility to ensure experiences we create and stories we share reflect the voices and perspectives of the world around us,” Carmen Smith, of Walt Disney Imagineering’s Creative Development & Inclusion Strategies, said in a statement. “With Jungle Cruise, we’re bringing to life more of what people love – the humor and wit of our incredible skippers, while making needed updates.”READ MORE: Terrence Clark Announced As NBA Draft Pick After Fatal Crash In Northridge
Disney says the makeover is happening independent of an upcoming Jungle Cruise-inspired film starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson, who will coincidentally be playing a skipper.MORE NEWS: Mass Vaccination Site At Long Beach Convention Center Closing Amid Spike In New Cases
The changes are expected at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in Florida, where the ride is currently open.