doctorow — 2013-09-23T18:02:04-04:00 — #1
vanwall — 2013-09-23T20:57:37-04:00 — #2
Love it! They are an inventive bunch; once we were on a Jungle Boat when it came off the track and got stuck. They had to bring another Jungle Boat alongside, then we boarded it, which was a nifty bit of verisimilitude, bobbing alongside each other, and the crews had a running patter of situational humor the whole time.
bloo — 2013-09-24T00:42:51-04:00 — #4
I hope Disney realizes what a treasure they have there.. those folks, especially the "leader" could inject all sorts of fun into Disney animation projects, for example. They're fun, they're creative....
jimh — 2013-09-24T00:44:11-04:00 — #5
Somebody get her a PA system!
miekeinc — 2013-09-24T01:59:28-04:00 — #6
"Oh no it's the natives." For real?
allenmcbride — 2013-09-24T03:02:13-04:00 — #7
Yeah. I googled; apparently that's part of the real ride. Disney has gone to some lengths to edit the blatant racism out of their old movies, haven't they? I'm a little surprised they're getting away with this. Maybe they figure that if they changed it, Fox News would make a bigger fuss out of the change than any ongoing complaints about the current version.
zeebaneighba — 2013-09-24T08:34:32-04:00 — #8
Yeah, the ride is pretty dated, but typical of what was considered appropriate 1960s children's humor. We went on it for the first time a couple years ago and I was surprised to see how blatantly politically incorrect it was. At one point you have figures of a group of headhunters carrying spears and circling a big black pot. At another, you have a group of khaki-clad and pith-helmeted explorers who were chased up a totem pole by tigers, who have ripped out the seat of their fez-hatted native guide who was last up the pole. So it's a bit surprising they hadn't overhauled it long ago.
doctorow — 2013-09-28T18:02:15-04:00 — #9
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