A determine of Jessica Rabbit has been pulled from a part of the favored Roger Rabbit’s Automobile Toon Spin attraction in Disneyland’s Toontown. The change was first reported by Disneyland Information At the moment.
The darkish experience, based mostly on the 1988 movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” lets riders hop into taxi cabs for a swirling journey by the film’s predominant plot factors. Each the experience and the flowery queue function Jessica Rabbit, the comically curvaceous love curiosity, a number of occasions.
The lacking determine isI from close to the start of the experience. Jessica previously appeared within the trunk of a automotive, tied up and swinging her naked legs. Disneyland Information At the moment reviews she has been changed by barrels; she’s nonetheless featured later within the experience, boinking a personality over the top with a mallet. This is a video of what the experience appears to be like like as of Tuesday:
It is unclear whether or not this alteration was made to repair a mechanical concern (Disney continuously pulls malfunctioning components of rides till they are often rehabbed) or to rid the experience of a doubtlessly sexualizing portrayal of a damsel in misery. A request for clarification from Disneyland on the motivation for the change was not instantly returned.
If this alteration is everlasting, it could be consistent with a variety of alterations the park has made to sights over time. In 2017, Pirates of the Caribbean eliminated the scene the place a “wench for a bride” public sale was going down, and earlier this yr, large parts of the Jungle Cruise attraction had been modified to take away insensitive cultural depictions. Sooner or later, Splash Mountain can be utterly re-themed to take away its racist inspiration, “Tune of the South.”
“Who Framed Roger Rabbit” has at all times been a little bit of an oddball within the Toontown universe. It is based mostly on a e book (for adults) known as “Who Censored Roger Rabbit?” by Gary Okay. Wolf, and Roger Rabbit is murdered at first of the novel. Though the film mixes animation and dwell motion, it feels decidedly extra grownup than the tremendous toddler-friendly sights that fill the remainder of Toontown, like playhouses for Mickey and Minnie.
Roger Rabbit’s Automobile Toon Spin underwent a variety of smaller refurbishments earlier this yr to brighten up the results and repair a damaged Roger Rabbit animatronic.