I've only been on it once. It was meh. At best. I'm going to give it another try during our September trip. I'm a HUGE fan of dad jokes, so I was really looking forward to this ride. I missed almost all the jokes, as they were said while the skipper was looking away from the audience so he could interact with the ride. I think this ride has a lot of potential though, and it had to have been pretty glorious at some point since it has such a huge diehard following. A refurb will likely help it a great deal.
We had an interesting contrast on our October trip. We went on Jungle Cruise, and we had a skipper who was saying potentially funny stuff, asides about her nonexistent social life - when we could hear it. She was just going so fast and mumbling so much that most of the experience was lost. My wife, especially, came out of that with a big meh.
OTOH, we were at Kilimanjaro the next day and HOLY COW, it was a blast. The animals were delightful, but the difference was the CM, who was hilarious and personable and on-target, and made everyone’s day. My wife came out of that saying, “That’s what I thought Jungle Cruise was supposed to be.”