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Jungle Cruise Update

PiratesMansion

Well-Known Member
Would make sense. Walt Disney World's Jungle Cruise has always been slightly more cartoonish (look at their Trader Sam). I greatly appreciate this maintenance of established design and their will to spend the extra money to do it. Here's a better look at the two versions.

WDW:
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Disneyland:
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I believe DL's Trader Sam originally looked closer to WDW's before getting swapped out at some point.

Tokyo's Trader Sam is identical to WDW's.
 

Sharon&Susan

Well-Known Member
I believe DL's Trader Sam originally looked closer to WDW's before getting swapped out at some point.

Tokyo's Trader Sam is identical to WDW's.
Trader Sam at Disneyland was a pre-Marc Davis addition, so he's always had a very realistic design. They've just toned him down over the years to make his tribal-ness more understated. Here's a picture from 1960:
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DCBaker

Premium Member
"D23 Gold Members are in for an incredible sunrise adventure as they get to hear inside stories from Walt Disney Imagineering and be among the first to experience the “gnu” enhancements to the world-famous Jungle Cruise at Disneyland Park on its official reopening day Friday, July 16!

This late-breaking opportunity has very limited capacity for D23 Gold Members, but be sure to keep an eye out on D23.com in the days that follow for a special “virtual edition” for all D23 Members to get to hear the inside story from Walt Disney Imagineering!"

The price?

$75 per person (plus $7 processing fee). Tickets will go on sale on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST.

"This early morning begins as D23 Gold Members enter the gates of Disneyland Park before the park opens to the general public. Upon arrival, you’ll be outfitted with your own skipper hat and VIP credential as you begin our Adventureland expedition at the Tropical Hideaway.

With the wilds of the jungle as your backdrop, you‘ll enjoy some morning delicacies such as a Loco Moco Bao, Sweet Lumpia, Coffee, bottled juices, and water—and, of course, it’s never too early for a Dole Whip!

Then our master of ceremonies, D23 Team Member (and former Jungle Cruise Skipper) Justin Arthur, will get things going with a special panel of creative talent from Walt Disney Imagineering as they take us on a deep dive into the history and re-imagining of the beloved attraction. From its origins back to Walt Disney and opening day, to its long legacy of skippers, global adventures, and the latest sights on the legendary river banks, we’ll celebrate it all just in time for the attraction’s 66th anniversary!

Then the Jungle awaits! Making your way through the boathouse, you’ll board your explorer launch as your skipper (armed with the latest puns) will take you down the rivers of adventure to be among the first on the official re-opening day to see all the “gnu” sights to be discovered!

In addition to a skipper hat and credential, guests will be treated to a few other commemorative surprises!"

The event begins promptly at 5:30 a.m. at the Main Entrance of Disneyland and will last until approximately 7:30 a.m. Check-in will begin at 5:15 a.m. Due to the nature of this unique experience, please arrive no later than 5:30 a.m.; late arrivals will not be accommodated.

Event ticket does not include admission or a reservation for Disneyland Park during the normal operating day. Guests will be escorted out outside of the park upon event conclusion.

Parking is included for a limited duration. Information will be included in confirmation email.


 
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VJ

Well-Known Member
"D23 Gold Members are in for an incredible sunrise adventure as they get to hear inside stories from Walt Disney Imagineering and be among the first to experience the “gnu” enhancements to the world-famous Jungle Cruise at Disneyland Park on its official reopening day Friday, July 16!

This late-breaking opportunity has very limited capacity for D23 Gold Members, but be sure to keep an eye out on D23.com in the days that follow for a special “virtual edition” for all D23 Members to get to hear the inside story from Walt Disney Imagineering!"

The price?

$75 per person (plus $7 processing fee). Tickets will go on sale on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST.

"This early morning begins as D23 Gold Members enter the gates of Disneyland Park before the park opens to the general public. Upon arrival, you’ll be outfitted with your own skipper hat and VIP credential as you begin our Adventureland expedition at the Tropical Hideaway.

With the wilds of the jungle as your backdrop, you‘ll enjoy some morning delicacies such as a Loco Moco Bao, Sweet Lumpia, Coffee, bottled juices, and water—and, of course, it’s never too early for a Dole Whip!

Then our master of ceremonies, D23 Team Member (and former Jungle Cruise Skipper) Justin Arthur, will get things going with a special panel of creative talent from Walt Disney Imagineering as they take us on a deep dive into the history and re-imagining of the beloved attraction. From its origins back to Walt Disney and opening day, to its long legacy of skippers, global adventures, and the latest sights on the legendary river banks, we’ll celebrate it all just in time for the attraction’s 66th anniversary!

Then the Jungle awaits! Making your way through the boathouse, you’ll board your explorer launch as your skipper (armed with the latest puns) will take you down the rivers of adventure to be among the first on the official re-opening day to see all the “gnu” sights to be discovered!

In addition to a skipper hat and credential, guests will be treated to a few other commemorative surprises!"

The event begins promptly at 5:30 a.m. at the Main Entrance of Disneyland and will last until approximately 7:30 a.m. Check-in will begin at 5:15 a.m. Due to the nature of this unique experience, please arrive no later than 5:30 a.m.; late arrivals will not be accommodated.

Event ticket does not include admission or a reservation for Disneyland Park during the normal operating day. Guests will be escorted out outside of the park upon event conclusion.

Parking is included for a limited duration. Information will be included in confirmation email.


i mean... if you wanna complain about this then you should complain about the hard-ticket events (like for pin trading and haunted mansion holiday) disneyland held in the early 2000s

crickets? figured.
 

The Hitchhiker

Well-Known Member
$75 ON TOP of the admission ticket. The processing fee is laughable. What a joke, but this will sell out, no doubt.
I don't hate Disney for these offerings, clearly they make them money and that's obviously an objective of any corporation, but I do despise the consumers who pay for these pathetic products. I wonder what leads men to make such foolish decisions. Is it a flaw of our education system not teaching how to use money wisely? Is it empty, miserable lives people lead that causes them to fill those holes with consuming corporate products in hopes of finding purpose? Gluttonous children of privilege who live on daddy's dime and know not a hard day's work? I wish I knew what led people to engage in such behavior as wasting their money on events like this; maybe once the cause is eliminated, then Disney will actually put effort into their products once more.
 

Stevek

Well-Known Member
I don't hate Disney for these offerings, clearly they make them money and that's obviously an objective of any corporation, but I do despise the consumers who pay for these pathetic products. I wonder what leads men to make such foolish decisions. Is it a flaw of our education system not teaching how to use money wisely? Is it empty, miserable lives people lead that causes them to fill those holes with consuming corporate products in hopes of finding purpose? Gluttonous children of privilege who live on daddy's dime and know not a hard day's work? I wish I knew what led people to engage in such behavior as wasting their money on events like this; maybe once the cause is eliminated, then Disney will actually put effort into their products once more.
Yep, hard to hate them when these events sell out quickly. Not in my wheelhouse but plenty of folks will eat this up cuz the addiction is real.
 

Mickeyboof

Well-Known Member
I don’t understand the processing fee. Isn’t the ticketing service their own? They’re that strapped for cash? $7?? Bob, come on.

Also… the ride and new scenes are practically completely exposed in Florida. Not sure if this is the best $75 to spend at the parks.
 

raven24

Well-Known Member
I don't hate Disney for these offerings, clearly they make them money and that's obviously an objective of any corporation, but I do despise the consumers who pay for these pathetic products. I wonder what leads men to make such foolish decisions. Is it a flaw of our education system not teaching how to use money wisely? Is it empty, miserable lives people lead that causes them to fill those holes with consuming corporate products in hopes of finding purpose? Gluttonous children of privilege who live on daddy's dime and know not a hard day's work? I wish I knew what led people to engage in such behavior as wasting their money on events like this; maybe once the cause is eliminated, then Disney will actually put effort into their products once more.
A waste of money is always relative. I spent $5,000 altogether, including the money I spent during my trip, to stay in Italy for one month and go on a side excursion to Germany. It was well worth the money I paid, but someone who doesn’t see value in traveling may see it as a waste.

I’m not mad at Disney fans for paying for something like this. I don’t think it’s gluttony at all, I think it’s simply fans being excited about this project and therefore willing to pay extra for something special that won’t be available to everyone. I personally am not interested in this, but whoever is, go for it.
 
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Tamandua

Well-Known Member
People are so flush with cash right now from stimulus, unemployment, wage hikes triggered by inflation, etc that I wouldn't have been shocked if the price was higher. I recently saw someone pay $25,000 for a $6,000 pinball machine. Things are crazy.

This is the kind of thing they used to do for APs for free. Right before the shutdown they had a 25th anniversary event for Indiana Jones after the park closed that came with a few small swag items... Free to APs.
 

The Hitchhiker

Well-Known Member
A waste of money is always relative. I spent $5,000 altogether, including the money I spent during my trip, to stay in Italy for one month and go on a side excursion to Germany. It was well worth the money I paid, but someone who doesn’t see value in traveling may see it as a waste.

I’m not mad at Disney fans for paying for something like this. I don’t think it’s gluttony at all, I think it’s simply fans being excited about this project and therefore willing to pay extra for something special that won’t be available to everyone. I personally am not interested in this, but whoever is, go for it.
To some extent, yes, but there are certain ways of spending money that are obviously better than others, such as making sure that basic needs, such as food, shelter, and clothing, are provided for and met before spending money on luxuries and frivolous entertainment. I often picture the people who would spend money on these events as possible who have no clue how to manage their money, perhaps mostly because I cannot see the slightest value in this expenditure, and so I think of them as the kind of people who constantly buy the latest iPhone while living on food stamps. Is it true? Probably not. Is it fair for me to think of them like that? No, especially without any evidence, but it's the generalization I instinctively make in my head.
 

raven24

Well-Known Member
To some extent, yes, but there are certain ways of spending money that are obviously better than others, such as making sure that basic needs, such as food, shelter, and clothing, are provided for and met before spending money on luxuries and frivolous entertainment. I often picture the people who would spend money on these events as possible who have no clue how to manage their money, perhaps mostly because I cannot see the slightest value in this expenditure, and so I think of them as the kind of people who constantly buy the latest iPhone while living on food stamps. Is it true? Probably not. Is it fair for me to think of them like that? No, especially without any evidence, but it's the generalization I instinctively make in my head.
Yikes.
 

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