Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tokyo Disneyland Announces Jungle Cruise New Version : Jungle Cruise : Wildlife Expeditions - Opening Sept 8 !

Tokyo Disneyland announced officially that a new version of Jungle Cruise – Jungle Cruise: Wildlife Expeditions – will debut at this fall at TDL: The new version will feature enhanced special effects and lighting, new original music, and a new “nighttime” version that will offer guests a thrilling new look at the jungle. Jungle Cruise: Wildlife Expeditions will officially open at the park September 8, 2014!

Here is the official press release:

Tokyo Disneyland Attraction Jungle Cruise to be Revamped

URAYASU, CHIBA— Oriental Land Co., Ltd. announced that the Tokyo Disneyland® attraction, Jungle Cruise, located in Adventureland, will be revamped with the new version opening in autumn 2014.

The Jungle Cruise, which has been popular since Tokyo Disneyland Park opened in 1983, takes Guests on an adventurous cruise through the jungles with a humorous skipper at the helm. The revamped version of the attraction will have new lighting effects and other special show effects. In addition, a specially written musical sound track will be heard throughout the attraction for the first time in any Jungle Cruise. Also, an after-dark only “night cruise” will provide a unique take on the jungle adventure.

The new Jungle Cruise will offer Guests an adventure that is even more thrilling than before. From on board the attraction’s boats, Guests will explore jungle landscapes full of wild animals with the help of their daring and comical skipper who guides them through the beauty and dangers of this exotic world. The adventure includes a startling encounter with one of the animal spirit guardians in the ruins of a lost jungle temple.

Note : Jungle Cruise is sponsored by JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation.

The attraction will be closed from January 6, 2014 for this renovation work.

Attraction Facts

Reopening Date : Autumn 2014

Ride Duration : about 10 minutes

Boat Capacity : 32 persons

Length of Ride: about 670 meters

Total Investment : about 1.6 billion yen

Picture : copyright Beourguest podcast


K. Martinez said...

It just seems like there's no entirely new ideas for the castle parks anymore. It's just upgrade and redefine existing attractions and floating on nostalgia. It's too bad.

Marco Antonio Garcia said...

As far as I'm concerned they can always update the classics to keep them fresh, as their concept will always be nice, but their effects, AA... age with time and eventually need to be updated.

I just think that they should replace all the jungle cruise animals and put new cutting edge animals AA's in their place. The Jungle Cruise concept is still a great one, but the attraction itself looks old and tired.

Of course, some new ideas are also needed from time to time, but some classics, like Pirates, Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan, Jungle Cruise... are so iconic that can never be replaced for something different.