Disney tests new "full immersion" version of Jungle Cruise |

Disney tests new “full immersion” version of Jungle Cruise

I'll never let go, Jack. Photo by Matthew Vince (@synewaves) via Twitter.

You’ve seen the backside of water. Now experience the underside of water!

MAGIC KINGDOM, FL — A boatload of lucky guests were the first ones to try out Disney’s new “full immersion technology” aboard the Jungle Cruise – Sponsored by Flex Seal®!

The lucky guests getting to try out the new ride. Photo by Kimberly German via Facebook.

The lucky guests getting to try out the new ride. Photo by Kimberly German via Facebook.

The ride, located at the Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort, Spa & Scuba Center, is the first publicly visible effect of the change in leadership at the Disney Company. Bob “Bob” Chapek’s first order, just days after being sworn into his new position as CEO, was to release this technology into the wild.

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Chapek was on hand to witness the maiden voyage, and reportedly said, “Guests demand realism! Corny jokes and animatronic lions just don’t cut it anymore. They don’t want to just look at the backside of water, they want to EXPERIENCE it!”
He then declared that it was good and rode off into the sunset. (Somehow — it was just after 1 o’clock in the afternoon.)

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Cover photo: I’ll never let go, Jack. Photo by Matthew Vince (@synewaves) via Twitter.