Disney completes the updates to the Jungle Cruise in Magic Kingdom

Aug 26, 2021 in "Jungle Cruise"

Jungle Cruise murals
Posted: Thursday August 26, 2021 9:58am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney Imagineers have installed a mural of Alberta Falls in the Magic Kingdom's Jungle cruise signaling the end of the enhancement project.

During the four-month project, the world-famous Jungle Cruise received new enhancements, including an expanded storyline and new humor as skippers take guests on a tongue-in-cheek journey along some of the most remote rivers around the world.

Key new updated Jungle Cruise scenes include:

A new skippers office in the queue area

Boats and Baits and Bites!

The trapped skippers on the pole

The sunken boat in the Hippo Pool

The Chimps on the boat-wreck

The butterfly cargo

Trader Sam's gift shop

A new main entrance marquee

Disney announced in January 2021 that it planned to update the Jungle Cruise with new additions to add "more humor, wildlife and skipper heart – and also reflect and value the diversity of the world around us."

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Magicart87Nov 03, 2021

This Skipper was great with the Christmas puns. Although some didn't land. Just need to change up the delivery a little. Still don't like the canoe rental scene.

MisterPenguinNov 02, 2021

DragonmanNov 02, 2021

So does anyone know where the frogs exactly are this time? Even though there’s buzz around them (pun intended), I’ve yet to see any videos actually showcasing them, just announcements.

ToTBellHopNov 02, 2021

Yeah…it’s supposedly been updated since the whole ride was updated.

Dear PrudenceNov 02, 2021

Secular? That's why they started putting out the Xmas crap halfway through October. (only a light exaggeration, there was Xmas stuff out ON Halloween)

celluloidNov 02, 2021

You are the first then. Are there supposed to be anything different enough to note?

GimpYancIentNov 02, 2021

Secular? Disney? Nah it's about "more money!" as in $ $ $. Grease the squeaky wheel and bring in more $ $ $ $. Pretty simple actually.

ToTBellHopNov 02, 2021

I was being serious. Jingle Cruise is open. Shocked there are no comments.

celluloidNov 02, 2021

They are working on making it more secular, more "disney", more money!

Dear PrudenceNov 02, 2021

Jungle Cruise at Disneyland also loads and off loads pretty quickly

UNCgolfNov 01, 2021

Mansion, Splash, Pirates (my favorite ride as a kid, so partially nostalgia although it's still quite good), CoP... and I'm not sure what would go in the 5th spot. Maybe Big Thunder. Pan and Small World would be in the running too.

ToTBellHopNov 01, 2021

No comments on Jingle Cruise being updated?

JoeCamelNov 01, 2021

Pan Small World Mansion Splash amirite?

UNCgolfNov 01, 2021

Definitely can't agree there -- CoP is one of the only attractions I can't miss at WDW. It's the best attraction in Tomorrowland and one of the top 5 at the whole Magic Kingdom for me.