(CNN) – Disney has announced that it is rethinking the classic theme park attraction after years of criticism from fans.
However, Jungle Cruise has not aged as gracefully as some other attractions. Although the ride was inspired by nature documentaries, one of the landmarks along the river route is a scene of “natives”, depicting them as wild, primitive and threatened.
In a press release, Disney confirmed the upcoming overhaul of the ride. Between these changes will be a new animated Skipper character.
Carmen Smith, executive officer of creative development and inclusion strategies at Walt Disney Imaginary, said in a statement, “As fiction, the experiences we create and the stories we share reflect the voices and perspective around the world. “
A “Jungle Cruise” film, starring Emily Blunt, is scheduled to arrive later in 2021 with Jessie Pelmons and The Rock (as captain). However, Disney has not confirmed whether there will be any overlap between the film and the ride.
Jungle Cruise is one of the many Disney attractions that have been touted over the years for the distasteful fantasy.