BREAKING: New Jungle Cruise Will Open at Disneyland Park July 16, Work Will Be Completed at Magic Kingdom Park This Summer

Jungle Cruise will reopen July 16, 2021 at Disneyland park, with an updated experience that welcomes new characters from around the world. At Magic Kingdom, you can continue to enjoy the Jungle Cruise while updates are being made, and all changes will be completed this summer.


Progress continues at both parks as Imagineers build on the original story with new adventures that stay true to the experience. Today, Disney revealed a behind-the-scenes look at the work on Trader Sam’s newest venture, which recently dropped in at Disneyland.


True to his reputation as the best merchant in the jungle, Trader Sam has found a way to convert the new Lost & Found location into something more profitable for the Jungle Navigation Company Ltd. The Jungle Cruise appears to be going the route of all the best rides – ending with a gift shop.

Jungle Cruise Lost and Found Trader Sam Gift Shop

True to their reputations, world-famous skippers will continue their unique presentations along the river with interactions that guests expect.

In this video, Disney Imagineer Kevin Lively takes us on recent trip down the river at Magic Kingdom to share a reminder of some classic Jungle Cruise moments: 

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27 days ago

Disney might surprise us by adding trader sam next to the shop or into it. Can’t have our hopes too high. But we can hopefully believe they might!

24 days ago

Why don’t you all have a positive mind instead of being ignorant?.. I see I have two downvotes. I know you guys don’t like the change. I don’t either. But being whiney people is not going to have things go back. As much as we all would greatly appreciate that happening.