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In what may become a controversial topic for quite some time, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson posted on Instagram earlier today that he will be working with Disney to "Re-design and Re-Engineer" the Jungle Cruise attractions worldwide. While no real details were released about the upcoming changes, The Rock has been officially granted the rights to a production based on the Jungle Cruise. A few short weeks ago, as a part of a research trip, Dwayne Johnson arrived at Magic Kingdom and commandeered a Skippers boat to give a few lucky guests the cruise of a lifetime!
While the production itself has faced some interesting criticism, even before a director has been selected, this could be good for the attraction in the end. As a big proponent of keeping the attractions the way they have always been, I have to set the nostalgia aside for a moment and take into consideration how much this could do for the attraction in the end.
Adventureland has always been underrated in my opinion by most guests and this could really bring a greater appreciation for the land back into the park. However, I'm really hoping Disney takes this partnership and uses it to further develop the story of The Society of Explorers and Adventurers in the United States parks. For those of you who are not familiar with this society that Disney has hidden throughout attractions (new and old for generations) be sure to check out our post Could The Adventurer’s Club be Returning in an Entirely New Way? for a closer look at one of the most overlooked and iconic tales of the Disney parks that has never been truly explained.
The attraction could have an interesting future ahead of it, but one thing is for sure, The Rock was in the Disney Vault recently and will be working with Imagineering in this upcoming project.
Here's a closer look at his post on Instagram earlier today: (*some abbreviations may not be suitable for all audiences*)
Grateful SOB to have Walt and Mickey watching over my shoulder as @danygarciaco and I embark on this amazing project. For our big #JungleCruise creative meeting at DISNEY's highly secure R&D facilities, me and @danygarciaco were escorted into THE VAULT. A legitimate vault where all of Disney's biggest secrets and plans are kept. Curtains were pulled back for us to reveal the actual drawn up plans that Walt Disney had his brother, Roy Disney take to New York to present to the bankers in 1950 for the potential loan to build what's now known as Disney Land. Cant imagine what that meeting with bankers was like. Roy: Alright gentlemen, so me and my brother Walt, want to build the greatest multiple theme park attraction in the world. Banker: Oh that seems fun, Mr. Disney. Roy: *smiles in a playful mischievous manner, Oh yes my good man, it will have a few things that are in fact, fun. Well, clearly I don't know how the hell men were actually talking in the 50's, but what I do know is being able to star in and produce #JungleCruise is a dream come true. BUT what takes this to the next level, is that 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. A very special opportunity for us and our @sevenbucksprod to create an unforgettable and fun EXPERIENCE for families around the world. And as Walt Disney himself would say... it's magical. Next step is finding our visionary director. Exciting times. #JungleCruise #TheExperience #DisneyStudios #Imagineers #SevenBucksProds #WaltAndRockWouldveBeenBesties #AndWorkoutBuddies #WaltWouldveLovedMyJackedUpPickUpTruck 😉🤙🏾
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