The World Famous Jungle Cruise at Disneyland has officially reopened today, and while the opening day attraction has received some story changes and some new fun, it has also received a new attraction poster inspired by the original one dating back to 1955.

What’s Happening:

  • Today, the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland has officially reopened to guests after receiving some story changes and new scenes in the attraction. While the attraction has been soft opened for about a week now, Disney still used the time to put on some last minute touches to the attraction.
  • One of those last minute additions that would come today, the first official day of operation, isn’t even in Adventureland at all but in the tunnel under the Main Street USA Train Station, with the debut of a new tantalizing poster for the attraction.
  • The new poster harkens back to the original opening day attraction poster for the Jungle Cruise, complete with elephant, hippo and boat. The boat in the original opening day poster is named the “Congo Queen” (which fans may recall was the boat painted gold in celebration of Disneyland’s 50th anniversary in 2005), and the new poster features the name “Mekong Maiden” adorned on the boat. Not only that, the original referred to the attraction simply as the Jungle River, saying “For true life adventure, ride the Jungle River,” with the new poster saying nearly exactly the same thing, but changing it slightly to “For true life adventure, ride the world-famous Jungle Cruise.”
  • The silhouettes of the passengers aboard the boat in the poster have also been changed, likely to reflect the story changes on the attractions featuring different types of explorers.

  • Of course, the opening day version wasn’t the only one used in the 65+ year history of the attraction, and a newer version was made for display in 1976.

  • The world-famous Jungle Cruise at Disneyland Park officially reopened today, July 16, 2021, with new adventures, an expanded storyline and more humor as skippers take guests on a tongue-in-cheek journey along some of the most remote rivers around the world. The new creative concept is original to Walt Disney Imagineering, just like the classic attraction itself.

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