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Classic Walt Disney World Attraction Changed

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Disney World, located in Orlando, Florida, is a magical and enchanting destination that captivates the hearts and imaginations of millions of guests each year. Walt Disney World Resort is a testament to the creativity, innovation, and storytelling prowess that have defined the Disney brand for decades.

Disney World is home to four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Each Disney Park offers different worlds, attractions, and magical moments for guests to experience. The most popular Walt Disney World Resort Park is Magic Kingdom. Magic Kingdom allows guests to find a park where dreams come true, and fairy tales come to life. As guests step through the iconic Cinderella Castle, they enter a world of enchantment, greeted by beloved characters like Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, and Snow White. Attractions like Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Haunted Mansion provide thrills for guests of all ages.

disney world magic kingdom cinderella castle during daytime with visitors standing in front of castle

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Magic Kingdom is home to iconic attractions like “it’s a small world,” Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Jungle Cruise and many more. Jungle Cruise allows guests to hop on board and takes guests on a humorous and adventurous boat ride through various exotic landscapes. Inspired by the world’s most famous rivers, this attraction combines witty narration, animatronic wildlife, and a touch of Disney magic to create a memorable experience.

As guests embark on their Jungle Cruise, they board vintage-style boats helmed by skippers who double as comedic guides. The skippers’ entertaining commentary is a highlight of the journey, filled with puns, jokes, and playful banter that keep passengers amused from start to finish. The humor is a key element of the Jungle Cruise, contributing to its timeless appeal and making it a must-see for those seeking lighthearted fun.

Disney After Hours Jungle cruise

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While the fun and humor of Jungle Cruise allows guests to sit back and relax as they travel down the Nile River, and other locations, guests over time have shared that they believe Jungle Cruise is “dying.” In a social media post, hundreds of Disney guests talk about how Jungle Cruise is now “dead.”

“Pop culture has killed the humor of the ride. A lot of ‘likes’ ‘um’s’ and ‘yeah whatever’s’ in the resting attitude like they don’t want to be there. Obviously they want to be there, it’s just how Modern social interaction is.”

Another guest talked about how Jungle Cruise became R-rated while on board several years ago. These Disney guests were riding the attraction, and no children were left in the park due to it being 4 A.M., and the skippers were allowed to go off the script with everyone, of course, being exhausted.

“We were there on leap day in 2012 when they stayed open 24 hours, and 4am jungle cruise was the best thing I had ever experienced. They let the skippers go R rated because there were no kids left in the park, and everyone was exhausted and delirious. I cant remember any of the jokes, just that it was the funniest thing ever.”

Jungle Cruise Disneyland

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While Disney normally is a family-friendly place, from time to time, guests, cast members, and others may “go off script.”

Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney parks guest experience. No two guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Disney Dining’s personal views on Disney Park operations.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.