Dwayne Johnson Surprises Fans on Disney World's Jungle Cruise Ride: 'You'll Want Me as Your Skipper'

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Disney World visitors got more than they bargained for when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson turned up to skipper the Jungle Cruise ride earlier this month!

The actor headed to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, to conduct some fun research for Jungle Cruise, his upcoming film based on the popular theme park attraction.


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“It was a GREAT day on the river,” the Fate of the Furious star captioned a photo showing him on-board with cruisers. “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.”

Speaking of butts, the 44-year-old ex-wrestler humorously noted one rider who was caught on camera appearing to snap “a pic of my bootaaaay.”

And, who wouldn’t?

“This is such an amazing, fantastical and cool world to build out,” he continued about the passion project. “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,” he added. “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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.. (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

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Johnson
is producing and starring in the live-action film, which is expected to commence production in spring 2018.

In the meantime, he can be seen in The Fate of the Furious, which hits theaters on Friday. See what he had to say about his rumored feud with costar Vin Diesel below.

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