Dwayne Johnson says he’s planning Jungle Cruise makeovers with Disney
Disney’s Jungle Cruise rides around the world are going to be re-imagined, according to the Instagram account of actor Dwayne Johnson.
Johnson (account name @therock) posted pictures from what he called “Disney’s highly secure R&D facilities” over the weekend. The first post showed Johnson standing in front of a large vintage-style Disneyland map.
“We’ll partner with Disney’s brilliant Imagineers to help re-engineer and re-design the #JungleCruise ride in all the Disney theme parks around the world,” the post stays.
On Monday afternoon, Disney confirmed that Johnson had been hosted by Imagineers for “a tour and brainstorm about the Jungle Cruise attraction inspiring a potential film.” But a spokeswoman said there are no plans to change the theme-park attractions at this time.
There are Jungle Cruises operating at Magic Kingdom, Disneyland in California, Tokyo Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland. The attraction debuted in Adventureland when Walt Disney World opened in 1971.
Johnson, a former professional wrestler known as “The Rock” and football player for the University of Miami, has been tapped by Disney to star in a “Jungle Cruise” movie based on the attraction. The project is in pre-production and a release date has not been announced.
He voiced the character of Maui in the Disney film “Moana,” which debuted in November. He’ll star in the “Baywatch” film, set to open May 24.
Another post on Johnson’s Instagram account feature him standing among the Disney vault files, where he says he looked at original concept art and learned more about the attraction’s “infamous and relentlessly entertaining” skippers.