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    So whos happy that Jungle Cruise is now more serious?

    Im wondering how many of you guys are happy that the new script is NOT played for laughs and the cruise is now played straight. Im very happy because although some of the jokes were memorable they were too cheesy and corny and made the ride too goofy. Also, some of the skippers (at least in WDW) go way to overboard with how they say the jokes to the point that it becomes annoying. I think the only reason the ride became goofy is because the show and AA's got so outdated that they couldnt be taken seriously anymore. Now with the updates and action packed show scenes I think its good that the ride is now more of an Adventure rather than a comedy. Of course a few jokes remain but for the most part the script is now alot more serious and I think the change was a good idea.
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    This is cool! The jokes were great... but like you said , they were only funny due to the fact that the animatronics were so corny! I also hope they updated the sound system... I could never understand what they were saying before, the speakers were cruddy and fuzzy.

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    I'll have to ride it before I can say.

    However the last time I rode it it was very disapointing. The skipper rushed through all of her lines and talked so close to the microphone that you couldn't understand anything she said.

    Anything would be an improvement over that.
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    I loved the new Jungle Cruise yesterday, you could tell the skippers were still getting used to their new lines. The first time we rode, we were on a boat with VIP/Media types and so the skipper was a little nervous it seemed, but did well, the second time we had a different skipper and he was great, it was later in the day so he'd had a few more trips to get comfortable. Great update to the attraction.

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    I rode it twice yesterday, the first one was more serious, but the second CM was great, with lots of corny jokes

    Now here is one of MY jokes...

    I love the new tribute to Michael Eisner on the Jungle Cruise.... :devil:
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    I can only speak for the WDW version (can't wait to see the new DLR version next summer) but I am really tired of the bad jokes.

    Let me correct that, I'm somewhat tired of the corny jokes, but really tired of the CMs who have no ability to properly deliver the corny jokes. Some of them have no sense of timing and the jokes just don't work. Others do nothing but tell the corny jokes and that's annoying as well. The last time I rode it at WDW every joke had something to do with how horrible it was to work on the Jungle Cruise or at Disney...OK - we get it.

    I can't really lay all the blame on the CMs though. It's like the Great Movie Ride - they should audition for the jobs and then give the people some training.

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    I'm happy about this change too. I can understand how it might initially be perceived negatively, but I think subtleties like this have a larger impact on the disney brand. It dillutes the "Imersion Towards Interesting Illusion". While I always liked hearing the jokes on the jungle cruise, something never quite sat right with me to hear Disney making fun of itself. It's like Diseny saying: "We know this ride isn't fooling anyone, so we're gonna get past that by making bad jokes about it." Isn't that bad show?

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    I think the best parody of how the Jungle Cruise speech pattern can be found at homestarrunner.com in the Strong Bad email called "Theme Park."

    Anyway, I'm glad it's more serious. I want to see the video they had up on MousePlanet! Gahhh!
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    I have yet to ride it- But I was a big fan of the corney jokes... so I'm skeptical.

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    The jokes are gone??? Oh NO!! That was the best part of the attraction, especially with a great skipper. I will now have to relive the old JC in my back yard, "The african elephant can leap over 2000 feet...".
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    No more jokes? And here I was waiting for a skipper to ask riders to throw any churros they had into the water to distract the piranhas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuzco-topia
    The jokes are gone??? Oh NO!! That was the best part of the attraction, especially with a great skipper. I will now have to relive the old JC in my back yard, "The african elephant can leap over 2000 feet...".
    The jokes aren't gone entirely, in two trips on the cruise many of the jokes are still there, new added jokes as well with the new additions. As the skipper of our second time said as we were pulling up to the dock, "new stuff, same old Jungle Cruise".

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    I for one love the yuck yucks---but it depends on the delivery...get a good improve artist at the controls and it smooth sailing!

    ...isn't that amazing? Just like your skipper!

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    I must concur that this is a good move. Of course the jokes won't be gone completly, and the guides aren't going to suddenly become stiff-shirt monolouge narrators. But I am all for realism based attractions. Kudos to Matt on this one.

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    There have been too many bad skippers, narration-wise. Disney isn't supposed to be about the "good ride for three out of every five guests."

    I'll have to ride this again to check out what's gnu, but I definitely approve of a concept that means no more cries of "bad skipper."
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