UPDATE: Crocodile Jokes Return to Jungle Cruise, Living with the Land Removes Crocs
The Jungle Cruise at the Magic Kingdom is once again welcoming its skippers to make jokes about the crocodiles that appear in the attraction, albeit these are jokes that do not involve the creatures and children. Meanwhile, the floating crocodiles in the Living with the Land attraction at Epcot have been removed. Talk about mixed signals…
While guests will no longer hear jokes about crocodiles watching children, skippers on the world famous Jungle Cruise are now once again mentioning Old Smiley and his girlfriend Ginger (who snaps). This is the first time the creatures have been acknowledged since an alligator attack rocked Walt Disney World last month.
Meanwhile, at the Living with the Land boat ride at Epcot, the crocodiles were quietly removed a few days ago. There’s no word on why exactly they were removed, but the creatures could very easily be re-installed whenever. Ironically, the crocodiles in Living with the Land are cast from the same mold as those on the Jungle Cruise.