PHOTOS: Props Removed from Jungle Cruise Queue at Magic Kingdom as Disney Cleanses Attraction of Offensive Content
A new shipment of cargo for updates has arrived at The World Famous Jungle Cruise! New paint adorns the walls of the boathouse in our most recent venture into the jungle.
Most noticeable is the green paint and some changes to the “shipping office”.
The “Skipper of the Year” photo has not been updated since 2019… ahem 1938. It used to be located inside Skipper Canteen.
Things seemed to be cleaned up and dusted.
Since the above photo was taken, some things have been removed and replaced from the shipping office, but more recently things have started to change to tie into the updates happening in the jungle. The typewriter, kettle, and some books have been removed. Some artifacts have been moved around onto the desk. The bell, two bottles of coke, and the fez have been added. While the binoculars and cup of drafting pencils were once hidden, they have now been brought to the foreground to start the storytelling of the attraction.
In a former inteview, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Portfolio Executive Chris Beatty had the following to say about the updates:
“As part of the enhanced storyline, each one of them will have their own story and cultural heritage. There’s a birdwatcher, an entomologist, a wildlife painter, and a photographer, and each one will have a different reason for being on the expedition.”
Each thing in the shipping office is starting to tell a story about the attraction itself. The rest of the queue is also starting to see some updating.
A number of props have been removed from the extended queue area. While this may be for painting the walls, it’s also likely to remove items that could be deemed offensive. Above the water fountain, chains and ropes were removed.
As you can see, the tribal masks, spears, and glass case that featured pictures and maps have now been taken down off the walls.
The once brown walls are now painted green. Maps, ropes, and more have been completely removed from the walls.
The glass case that sported hunting helmets, posters that read “Malaria Kills!” and “Reward: Remains of Missing Search Party” have now been taken down.
As the progression inside the jungle happens, the boat…I mean “B O T E” house also will receive some much-needed refreshing.