Disney World has started to remove racially insensitive characters from its popular Jungle Cruise ride

Published Apr 05 2021 at 3:58 PM GMT
  • Renovations have reportedly begun on the classic "Jungle Cruise" ride at Disney World.
  • WDW News Today reported on Monday that the Trader Sam character had been removed from the boat ride in Magic Kingdom.
  • The character " a salesman of shrunken heads who stands shirtless with an umbrella at the end of the ride " has long been criticized by Disney fans as a negative representation of native people.
  • According to WDWNT, the Disney employee leading the ride, also known as a Jungle Cruise Skipper, did not acknowledge Trader Sam's absence.
  • The Trader Sam character is also well known for its namesake bars at Disney World and Disneyland.


  • Published Apr 5, 2021 3:58 PM GMT