PHOTO: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson rides Jungle Cruise at Walt Disney World in preparation for new movie

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The “Jungle Cruise” movie is on its way, and star Dwayne Johnson (AKA The Rock) visited Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World this morning to prepare for his role.

The actor and former professional wrestler posted a photo to Instagram from aboard one of the Jungle Cruise river boats and commented about how excited he is to expand the world-famous ride into a feature film.

.. (I think the lady to my right is snapping a pic of my bootaaaay) Surprise! Once I committed to our Disney partners to make the movie based off the JUNGLE CRUISE ride, I wanted to dive head first into the research. So I headed to Walt Disney World and surprised tourists by commandeering the JUNGLE CRUISE boat. 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. 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 an abundance 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 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 the Skipper’s beer. Next step… we find our visionary director. #SurpriseAroundEveryCorner #ResearchDay #DisneyWorld #AllAboard #JungleCruise

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “Jungle Cruise” movie has been given the green light by Walt Disney Pictures, but no target release date has been announced.

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