Jungle Boat skippers re-enact the ride while it is being renovated


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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.


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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....


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Somebody get her a PA system!


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"Oh no it's the natives." For real?


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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.


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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.


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