Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson sure gave cruise-goers a trip to remember.
The long-time actor temporarily put Fate of the Furious press on the back-burner to visit Walt Disney World’s Jungle Cruise, where he some studying of his own.
“Surprise! Once I committed to our Disney partners to make Jungle Cruise, I wanted to dive head first into the research,” Johnson shared on Instagram Monday. “So, I headed to Walt Disney World and surprised tourists by commandeering the JUNGLE CRUISE ride.”
“It was a GREAT day on the river,” he continued in the lengthy post. “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 plenty 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 [me] 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.”
— Brad Gilmore (@bradgilmore) April 11, 2017
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 11, 2017
It was officially announced last week that the 44-year-old is set to star in an adventure movie based on the theme park attraction. Production is scheduled to begin in spring of 2018, while the film’s release is slated for 2019. Johnson will also play a part in producing the project.
He is currently starring in the upcoming Jumanji and Baywatch remakes due out later this year.