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Disney Will Revamp “Jungle Cruise” Ride Amidst Criticism

Disney has announced that it is going to reimagine one of its classic attractions after years of criticisms

Disney’s Jungle Cruise ride—that includes joking skippers on the ferries guests ride on—was one of the last Walt Disney oversaw in person. The ride exists in both US locations.

Unfortunately for Disney the Jungle Cruise hasn’t aged as well as other attractions. While the attraction is largely based on nature documentaries, one of the scenes in the ride depicts native people as threatening, primitive and wild.

Among the updates there will be a new skipper character.

While there is a “Jungle Cruise move slated for 2021 starting Jesse Plemons, Emily Blunt and The Rock (as the skipper), Disney has not confirmed whether the new version of the ride will including any overlap with the new movie.

The Jungle Cruise is only one among several Disney attractions called out in recent years for inappropriate imagery.

 

 

 

 

 

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American Airlines: What to Do About The Wine?

As the pandemic waxes and wanes airlines are still only flying at a small fraction of what they are capable of. In many cabins alcohol is banned to help defeat the spread of Covid-19. In turn, the booze is piling up! American Airlines has found a solution in the hopes of selling and shipping some of its excess wine. Where to? Directly to people’s homes.

The company announced the new program calling it American Airlines Flagship Cellars. It’ll give wine drinkers a chance to by wine (by the battle) or in curated custom cases selected by the airline or a monthly subscription service that will cost $99 a month.

The prices for American Airlines Flagship Cellars program ranges from about $13-$40. The most expensive offering is a 3-pack of champagne at $300.

The $99 monthly subscription to American Airlines Flagship Cellars gives a customer discounted prices, a monthly shipment of 3 bottles and they will earn up to two AAdvantage Miles for each dollar they spend in the program.

The wine for the Flagship Cellars program come from the stores that would have served American Airlines’ “Flagship” ticket holders. This is a luxury option on transcontinental or international flights.