Following the news that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would start shooting Disney’s Jungle Cruisenext year, comes a photo showing just how committed he is to the project.
The actor snapped a shot of himself on board a Jungle Cruise full of Disney World park guests. But he wasn’t there just to mingle. In fact, he commandeered the vessel and was the skipper for the duration of the ride. More on the story below.
You’d think that Johnson would not have any time in his busy schedule to do things like this, but he continually proves that theory wrong. And he seemed to let guests on board in on the fun as they were all a part of the photo. In fact, he noticed one of them taking a photo of a certain body part.
It’s a rather lengthy post, but let’s pull some interesting facts we can expect to see in the film.
According to the post there will be “an abundance of puns.” As Disneyland fans know, the ride is so much more than an exploration of jungle rivers, its skipper sticks to a script that is chock full of puns, jokes, and other hilarious riffs. Some of them being directed at the guests – none of which are malicious.
Another interesting note, Johnson says the film will be an “amazing, fantastical and cool world to build out.” So those familiar with the ride can expect some new things that expand on the mythology but also stays true to the spirit of the ride itself.
They are still in the process of looking for a director.
Based on what we know, the film will be a period piece set in the 1920s and draws inspiration from The African Queen starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn.
The ride is known for its skipper taking guests around the rivers of a jungle where they encounter all kinds of (animatronic) animals from tigers, monkeys, snakes, and elephants to piranhas and parrots. There are also natives who “attack” the boat whenever they are provoked. Just to give you an idea of what kind of puns to expect, check out the video below.
No word yet on when the film will be released, but we’ll keep you up to date on when that news arrives.
(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.
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