The Walt Disney Co. is bringing “inclusivity” to its Jungle Cruise ride, promising an “accurate representation of cultures” after giving the theme park attraction a woke makeover.
Disney has revealed the first look of the refurbished Jungle Cruise, which is set to re-open July 16 at Disneyland in Anaheim, with changes rolling out in Disney World in Orlando throughout the summer. In a news release sent to multiple outlets, Disney Imagineer Chris Beatty said the ride will feature more humor, wildlife, and interconnected storylines.
“As part of creative development, we’ve also introduced characters from around the world and took a thoughtful approach to ensure accurate representation of cultures in our story.”
In a video promotion, he said one of Disney’s goals was to “bring a sense of inclusivity” to the ride. “We want to make sure that everyone that rides the Jungle Cruise can see themselves in the characters and in