Disneyland President Ken Potrock says the reimagined Jungle Cruise is set to open ‘this summer’ at Disneyland Park.
A sign in front of the world famous Jungle Cruise at Disneyland lets guests know that the attraction is currently closed, and to explore other Adventureland attractions in the meantime.
Disneyland President Ken Potrock said yesterday that the updated attraction will be opening “this summer.” Disney had previously only said it would be open “later this year.”
Scrims and walls around the attraction are keeping guests from seeing into the ride area while work is ongoing. This is unlike the overhaul in Walt Disney World, where the ride has remained open during construction.
Updates to the attraction will see certain scenes updated, like the totem pole with the rhino scene, and new scenes added, including a sinking Jungle Cruise boat.
The ride’s finale will also be updated, replacing the former Trader Sam scene with a new version featuring Trader Sam’s ‘gift shop.’
New story elements for the enhancements will also help to broaden the lore and connections to the Society of Explorers and Adventurers.
The story updates include the inclusion of Alberta Falls, granddaughter of world-renowned Dr. Albert Falls, as the proprietor of the Jungle Navigation Company Ltd.
Stay tuned for more news on the Disneyland version of this updated attraction as it happens!