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PHOTOS: Imagineer Marc Davis’ Frogs Brought Back to Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom After Almost 50 Years

Frogs originally designed by Walt Disney Imagineer Marc Davis have returned to Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom after being gone for almost 50 years.

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Several frogs were present when Jungle Cruise first opened with Magic Kingdom in 1971, but they were removed about two years later (reportedly for being too “hokey”). Since then, sound effects for the frogs could still be heard in the Inspiration Falls area.

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In the past decade, concept art, photos, and video of the frogs resurfaced, confirming their existence, as cataloged by Passport to Dreams on Blogspot. Recent interest in the frogs may be why Disney decided to bring them back.

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These two new frogs can be seen on a log to the right at the beginning of the ride.

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Jungle Cruise received some major cultural sensitivity updates this year ahead of the park’s 50th anniversary, with some scenes removed or updated.

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Doug
Doug
1 month ago

After being gone so long, I’m happy to see the frogs haven’t croaked.

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

Yes! Bring the original designs! Someone is using their head over there, finally.

Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
1 month ago

It’s all good until Disney deems the frogs to be culturally insensitive. Then they’ll remove them again!!

mis
mis
1 month ago

when the frogs offend some woke moron, they will be removed. that’s the new disney for ya.