Jungle Cruise’s Trader Sam to run attraction’s new lost and found location

Attraction in the process of reimagining

New rendering of Jungle Cruise Lost and Found location (Walt Disney World)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Walt Disney World gave new details Monday on the progress of the retheming of the Jungle Cruise inside Magic Kingdom park.

Disney first shared details about the changes coming to the attraction in January. Officials said some of the enhancements will include a new inclusive story, characters and wildlife, and of course, new jokes told by skippers on board the river tour boats.

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On Monday, Disney said the classic character, Trader Sam, would soon be running the attraction’s themed lost and found location near the end of the ride.

“Word on the stream is that Alberta Falls, proprietor of the Jungle Navigation Company Ltd., has entrusted her longtime friend, Trader Sam, to manage the new Lost & Found location,” Disney said on its blog. “But, with Trader Sam being Trader Sam, there’s always an opportunity to make some extra money. After all, all the best rides end with a gift shop, right?”

The Jungle Cruise at Walt Disney World (McReynolds)

The new scene is one of several that are interconnected and build on the original story and humor of the Jungle Cruise.

Disney Imagineers said the attraction would remain open as the changes are made.

Disney said it would continue to share more details about the enhancements in the future.

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