A Mickey’s Toontown attraction is getting some minor updates at Disneyland park to make it more “relevant” to today’s guests — and is positioning Jessica Rabbit as the star.
Some of the scenes in Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin featuring Jessica Rabbit are in the process of being updated to reflect a plot change in which she turns private eye — taking inspiration from the 1988 film’s Eddie Valiant — to help stamp out crime in Toontown.
“Enough is enough,” said Jessica in a statement. “The good toons of our neighborhoods are afraid to come out at night, at it is getting worse by the day! Those weasels are up to something big… I am going to find out what it is, and put a stop to it!”
According to the San Bernadino County Sun, a scene in the ride featuring Jessica Rabbit tied up in the trunk of a car has already been updated, replacing the femme fatale-turned-P.I. with barrels of Dip, the cartoon-erasing paint thinner from the film. The final scene of the ride will also be updated.
These updates are the latest in Disney’s move to remove culturally insensitive or outdated depictions on attractions in the parks, following the previously-announced retheme of Splash Mountain to “The Princess and the Frog,” the story and scenic overhaul to Jungle Cruise, and the addition of Captain Redd and updated auction scene to Pirates of the Caribbean.
There is no announced date as to when these updates will be completed at Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, but we expect the changes to be finished sooner rather than later.
What do you think of Disney’s ongoing updates and changes to problematic or outdated aspects of classic attractions? Are you excited to see Jessica Rabbit take on a lead role? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.