A spokeswoman for the park announced that the new raft trip in the leisure facility should be completely ready at the beginning of the season in the coming year. The decades-old attraction had been criticized for years because it also served racist stereotypes from the colonial era. Among other things, it was about the representation of black people as indigenous people in traditional clothing, while white people are shown as colonial rulers in beige safari suits and hats.
The complete redesign of the jungle trip was decided several years ago, said the spokeswoman. “The plans were delayed due to Corona.” In future, the attraction should be assigned to the subject area “Austria”, which includes the Tyrolean wild water course, the spokeswoman said. It remains to be seen whether the Austrians will then be shown culturally sensitive. Ultimately, there is reason to fear that in future the natives of the deep black Tyrol will also be shown in their traditional clothing.