Disney updates Jungle Cruise after insensitivity criticism

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jungle Cruise is one of the original Disney parks’ rides and it’s getting a 21st century remodel. That comes following criticism of the ride for its depiction of animatronic indigenous people as savages or headhunters.

It’s the latest update to a legacy theme park ride that has been criticized in years past as being racist.

Disney said in a blog post Monday that the ride will be updated by Disney “imagineers” at the Disneyland park in California and the Magic Kingdom park in Florida with a new storyline.

It said the changes will “reflect and value the diversity of the world.”

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