A few lucky folks at Disney World got quite a surprise over the weekend when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson decided to commandeer the theme park’s Jungle Cruise ride. (Wonder if anyone reacted like this fan?)
The actor, who’s set to appear in a live-action adaptation of the iconic theme park ride, explained on Instagram that he took over the ride because he wanted to “dive head first” into research for his upcoming role.
“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,” he wrote, before joking, “One passenger even said, ‘Oh the real Rock is much smaller than this guy’. I threw his ass off the boat.”
He continued, “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 [me] excited the most. The movie. The ride. The experience,” he wrote. “It’s the cruise of a lifetime. And trust me, you’ll want me as your skipper.”
Johnson has been extremely busy over the past couple years, appearing in “Moana,” “Central Intelligence” and “The Fate of the Furious.” Oh, and he’s also starring in the upcoming “Jumanji” and “Baywatch” remakes.
Clearly, Hollywood smells what The Rock is cooking.