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Walt Disney World: What would people think about The Jungle Cruise Ride becoming 'Jungle Book' Ride?

From Mike Rhodes
Posted May 7, 2013 at 10:26 AM
I am new to this site so please bear with me if this has ever been discussed before in the past. For many years I have thought the Jungle Cruise ride in Disneyland and Walt Disney World, whilst nice, is a little bit dated to the point where I don't queue for it any more. I have often thought how good it would be if this ride was re-themed into a 'Jungle Book' ride with all the scenes and music. Just wondered if this idea had ever been thought of/discussed and what other people thought about it?


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From Dominick D
Posted May 7, 2013 at 10:28 AM
Ohhh boy, TH will rant about this for sure. I say keep JC the way it is and make a Jungle Book ride in AK.

From TH Creative
Posted May 7, 2013 at 2:28 PM
(Chuckle)

From David L.
Posted May 7, 2013 at 5:40 PM
I think if the Jungle Cruise's popularity was falling, that would be a suitable replacement. Though even then, it would likely be over TH's dead body. (I kid!) currently, the ride is popular enough to survive. A large refurbishment with more sophisticated AAs and a few new scenes would be welcome. Maybe Some Jungle Book references could be added (and used as jokes by skippers) in the same way characters were added to its a small world...

From TH Creative
Posted May 7, 2013 at 5:59 PM
Stay tuned.

From Armando Thomas
Posted May 8, 2013 at 7:11 AM
I'd love it. But be careful theres people on this site who will bite your head off for even dreaming up new ideas.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted May 8, 2013 at 5:17 PM
It's a Disney Classic

From Phil B.
Posted May 8, 2013 at 5:26 PM
Love TJC, and wouldn't want to see it succumb to an overlay. That being said, I would love to see it upgraded and plussed. Just cause it's a classic, doesn't mean it has to feel classic technologically wise.

From Joey I
Posted May 10, 2013 at 1:41 PM
While I do agree that JC's popularity has declined, it's one of those rides that will never be touched. I actually have thought of making a Jungle Book ride. I do support the idea of a JB ride, it should be in AK. I would do something like a Kali River type ride but not a carbon copy with JB characters.

From Mike Rhodes
Posted May 11, 2013 at 3:45 AM
Thank you for your feedback/thoughts. Just seemed like an obvious location for a JB ride, but at the same time understand, as others have said, that the JC is a classic and most classics are best left in place (with technology upgrades). So maybe another location would be better!

From Alan Hiscutt
Posted May 11, 2013 at 4:59 AM
*Sits on beanbag with popcorn waiting for the TH show to start*

From Albino Pygmy
Posted May 11, 2013 at 8:12 AM
I'm not getting replaced by singing bears and apes and a child with Peter Pan syndrome in a loin cloth, your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries, no go away with your silly suggestions before I should taunt you a second time!

From nicholas carambelas
Posted May 14, 2013 at 8:56 AM
to me the jungle cruise is a classic ride at disney and i like keeping some of the classics the same. however that being said this is one ride i would loved to see changed and it would be cool to see disney representing some of the past classic stories they have done.

From cynthia henisey
Posted June 14, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Interesting thought. I haven't ridden on it lately. Same old same old. Love the idea of Jungle Book music incorporated. (I'm talking about Disneyland)

From Tyler Harris
Posted June 14, 2013 at 12:20 PM
Anothy is right, it's a classic and you can't mess with those.

From Jay R.
Posted June 14, 2013 at 2:26 PM
Hmmm, I think it could be a cool overlay, but the ride is classic, so you'd probably be split ride down the middle with film fans & rid fans.

I do think an actual jungle book attraction should be somewhere in Adventureland.

In the new mickey & the magical map show, the jungle book number seem to get the biggest applause / response from the show that I was at.

From TH Creative
Posted June 15, 2013 at 5:27 AM
On a related note: Anyone know what happened to Disney's announced plans to do a Jungle Cruise movie with Tim Allen and Tom Hanks?

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted June 15, 2013 at 6:37 AM
Haven't heard much on that movie. Not even a legit announcement.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted June 15, 2013 at 6:37 AM
Haven't heard much on that movie. Not even a legit announcement.

From Dominick D
Posted June 15, 2013 at 7:08 AM
It most likely went into Development Hell.

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