Last week it was announced Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would be starring in Disney’s upcoming live-action Jungle Cruise movie based on the Disney theme park attraction. Now, new information seems to indicate Johnson’s skipper role will stretch all the way to the Disney Parks.
According to a recent Instagram post from the actor, he will also be working with Walt Disney Imagineering to “re-engineer and re-design the Jungle Cruise ride in all the Disney theme parks around the world.” Johnson goes on to say he was at Disney Research and Development facilities for a creative meeting.
Disney has not made any official announcement confirming this and even though this news sounds a little strange , everything points to it being legit. I do love “The Rock” and think he will be amazing in the movie, however my concern is adding elements from the movie to this beloved attraction when we have no idea if the movie will even be good. I mean, can you imagine if they added elements from Eddie Murphy’s “The Haunted Mansion” film to the attraction? Yikes!
So, what are your initial thoughts on this revamp? Would you look forward to some changes on the ride or just leave it as it is? Let us know in the comments below!
What an exciting week in the world of Disney. Free dining was announced for fall 2017, we got a sneak peek at some of the desserts and merchandise that will be offered on Pandora – The World of Avatar, and Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance inside Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland. Let’s take a look!
We are only a few months away from the D23 Expo which returns to the Anaheim Convention Center July 14-16. Disney has announced the presentation schedule for the three-day event which includes the popular Disney Legends Awards Ceremony and the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts presentation with Disney Parks Chairman, Bob Chapek.
Hall D23 Presentation Schedule (all events subject to change):
Friday, July 14
10 a.m. Disney Legends Awards Ceremony
2:30 p.m. Walt Disney Studios Animation
Saturday, July 15
10:30 a.m. Walt Disney Studios Live-Action
3 p.m. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Sunday, July 16
1:30 p.m. A Whole New World of Alan Menken
5 p.m. A Whole New World of Alan Menken
D23 Expo 2017 takes place July 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, across the street from Disneyland Resort. Tickets and more information are available now at D23expo.com.
Set those DVRs! “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” is set to premiere on May 7, 2017 giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look on how dream weddings become a reality. Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell from ABC’s The Bachelor will host the special which follows 4 couples on their way down the aisle.
For over 25 years, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons has been helping celebrate magical moments for everyone, from engagements and honeymoons to vow renewals and of course, weddings. From a small island ceremony, to a huge celebration in front of Cinderella’s Castle, to the American Adventure Pavilion in Epcot, no dream is too big or too small.
Be sure to check out “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” on Sunday, May 7 at 8/7c on the Freeform Channel.