Last week we reported that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would be starring in the latest film adaptation of a Disney classic. The ride, the movie “The Jungle Cruise“. Now that the movie is greenlit, The Rock surprised park guests at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park by taking over the skipper duties of the Jungle Cruise attraction.
He also posted this :
I think the lady to my right is snapping a pic of my bootaaaay) Surprise! Once I committed to our Disney partners to make the movie based off the JUNGLE CRUISE ride, I wanted to dive head first into the research. So I headed to Walt Disney World and surprised tourists by commandeering the JUNGLE CRUISE boat. It was a GREAT day on the river. Learned a lot.. for example, it takes approximately 12.6 minutes for all the passengers to get over the shock of me jumping on the boat and thinking I’m a DJ look-a-like. One passenger even said, “Oh the real Rock is much smaller than this guy”. I threw his ass off the boat. Jokes aside (and yes, with me as the Cruise Skipper there will be an abundance of puns) this is such an amazing, fantastical and cool world to build out. Best part about this surprise research day was knowing how FUN of an experience we’re gonna work hard to create for families around the world. That’s the part that gets my excited the most. The movie. The ride. The experience. It’s the cruise of a lifetime. And trust me, you’ll want me as your Skipper. Just don’t forget to bring the Skipper’s beer. Next step… we find our visionary director. #SurpriseAroundEveryCorner #ResearchDay #DisneyWorld #AllAboard #JungleCruise
Now that’s awesome! I wonder if The Rock just enjoyed the ride or if he actually took over the part of the Skipper on the trip. I’d love to see Disney release a video of The Rock hosting the Jungle Cruise ride in the park as a promotion for the film. That could be a lot of fun.
In the text, The Rock confirms a couple of things about the film:
- His skipper character will have “an abundance of puns,” which should make fans of the ride happy.
- The movie will focus on a cruise through an “amazing, fantastical and cool world” of an uncharted jungle.
- The film does not yet have a director, but The Rock says they are looking for a “visionary” filmmaker.
I think this may be a fun movie! What do you think?