Disney has tapped Dwayne Johnson to lead their film adaptation of the Jungle Cruise ride (à la Pirates of the Caribbean), so the Baywatch actor decided to "dive head first" into researching the role on Monday. He hopped aboard the Disney World ride, surprising the hell out of some very lucky tourists. "It was a GREAT day on the river," he captioned an Instagram photo of his outing. "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."
In addition to giving them a good surprise and providing one woman the opportunity to snap a pic of his "bootaaaay," he explained why he's so excited to join the new movie. "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," 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 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 my beer. Next step... we find our visionary director.#SurpriseAroundEveryCorner #ResearchDay #DisneyWorld #AllAboard #JUNGLECRUISE."
Although the action star has been hard at work promoting The Fate of the Furious, he never misses an opportunity to have a little fun with his fans. Just last week he brought a man to (happy) tears while pulling off some epic photobombs with Jimmy Fallon and had the time of his life while playing with a giant beach ball. Who wouldn't want him as their Cruise Skipper?!