PHOTOS, VIDEO: Cambodian Monkey Statue Replaced with Golden Snake in Shrine Scene on Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom

It seems Walt Disney Imagineers and Cast Members were busy last night, as there have been updates not only to the Jungle Cruise queue at Magic Kingdom, but also to the ride itself.


A notable update is the removal of the monkey statue inside of the ride’s temple. It has been replaced with a golden snake statue looming over a red glowing orb.


The snake was hard to capture on camera, but you can see it in our video below.

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As you can see below, the scene used to feature a golden monkey statue, which may have been deemed offensive to other cultures.

Credit – Yesterland.com

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  1. And a serpent god ISN’T offensive to some other cultures?!

    That one is just downright stupid – they’ll have to send the Jungle Book to the vault now because King Louie is offensive.

    1. Skywise just said everything my husband and I were feeling after reading the story. Neither of us even remembered the monkey statue and we have ridden it at least 10 times in the last 6 years.

  2. Disney: oh my gosh we have no money cause of covid so now we will charge an extra $20 if you don’t want to wait for 2 hours in line. Even though that used to be included in your overpriced ticket

    Also disney: let’s make unnessisary changes to rides that cost lots of money

  3. How is this at all helpful? Why would you not go into depth on why and how something is offensive? By just saying something is offensive you create a scenario where no one learns and everyone is confused.

  4. Why is the snake’s feelings less important than the monkey’s. This is HIGHLY racist! OMG, when will the ridiculousness stop?!?!?!

  5. Pretty soon it will have to be changed to the Mississippi River Cruise, because it’s racist to depict anything from the African jungle. How are monkeys now racist! Come on, people!

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