Disney World, Disneyland to update Jungle Cruise’s depictions of Indigenous people

The Jungle Cruise is getting an update at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California, and the attraction will better “reflect and value the diversity of the world around us,” according to a post on the Disney Parks blog.

The ride, which takes passengers on “scenic and comedic boat tour of exotic rivers across Asia, Africa and South America,” according to its Disney World’s description, had been criticized for its depictions of Indigenous people.

Twitter users characterized the ride as “legit jaw-dropping in its offensiveness” with “racist caricatures.”

According to IGN, the ride included animatronic human characters depicting some Indigenous characters as headhunters and insensitive language that refers to them as “savages.”

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