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PHOTOS: Some Tribal Masks Removed From Refreshment Outpost in EPCOT

Some of the tribal masks at Refreshment Outpost in EPCOT have been removed.

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Masks previously were at the top of this hut to the side of the outpost.

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Black rectangles where the masks used to hang are still visible.

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There used to be seven masks in total.

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For reference, below is a picture of what the masks looked like.

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It’s unknown if these were removed as part of Disney Parks’ cultural sensitivity efforts or for a standard refurbishment.

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Other masks and similar items are still on display nearby.

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  1. I hope they replace it with something. Looks like a boring shack. Are they going to remove all the shields from the Animal Kingdom Lodge next? I’m not going to pretend like Disney and think warring tribes in Africa never existed. You can’t pretend away history.

    1. It’s not pretending away history so much as choosing not to celebrate or acknowledge certain aspects of it, including stereotypes that make sweeping generalizations about a particular culture. No one expects or craves a history lesson from the Jungle Cruise anyway.

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