Disneyland’s new Jungle Cruise experience will be opening on July 16, the resort has announced.

The new experience “welcomes new characters from around the world plus even more of the humor, wildlife and skipper heart that makes this classic attraction a favorite”.

At Magic Kingdom, guests can continue to enjoy the Jungle Cruise attraction while updates are being made.

“Progress continues at both parks as Imagineers build on the original story with new adventures that stay true to the experience we know and love.”

“Today we’re revealing a behind-the-scenes look at the work on Trader Sam’s newest venture, which recently dropped in at Disneyland.”

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“True to his reputation as the best merchant in the jungle, Trader Sam has found a way to convert the new Lost & Found location into something more profitable for the Jungle Navigation Company Ltd.”

“The Jungle Cruise appears to be going the route of all the best rides – ending with a gift shop! Take a look at this first look above!”

“True to their reputations, our world-famous skippers will continue their unique presentations along the river with interactions that guests expect.”