Agreed. This new scene doesn't work. Although, I didn't think the Pygmy Beach scene needed much of an overhaul. A Piranha Pool addition would have worked wonders! Ah well.The only new scene that feels off to me is the pygmy beach replacement. I understand the "tacky gift shop" when it is a part of the return to civilization, but when you just made your way "deeper and deeper into the jungle," it feels a bit off. They really just needed to add the pirhanas here and call is a day.
Is it just me or does this new re-imagining rely too heavily on comical signage? If you have to go that far to get the joke across - you failed.