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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