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Rock (Dwayne Johnson) and WDI Partner on Jungle Cruise Updates

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by DisneyIrishGuy, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. DisneyIrishGuy

    DisneyIrishGuy Well-Known Member

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    From Instagram (click on the pic for the entire story):



    "... 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...."

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Dr. Hans Reinhardt

    Dr. Hans Reinhardt Well-Known Member

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    Frankly it's about time. The last time I rode it at Disneyland (two years ago) it felt dated and almost all of the charm it once had was gone. I don't like that yet another Studio production is driving this project, but at this point it's to be expected.

    Interesting that there's a comment on The Rock's Instagram from a former JC skipper who endorses the change.
     
  3. hakunamatata

    hakunamatata Love Me Some Fast Passes Premium Member

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    It was never the same after they removed the Jungle Book characters.
     
  4. raven24

    raven24 Well-Known Member

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    Oh no. Dear lord, NO.
     
  5. JD2000

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    So they're destroying another original attraction?! **cough** Pirates **cough**
     
  6. Curious Constance

    Curious Constance Well-Known Member

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    The Jungle Cruise does need a lot of help. I hope the changes are positive.
     
  7. mickEblu

    mickEblu Well-Known Member

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    While I think the Jungle Cruise could use a re-imagining, a Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson AA isn't what I had in mind.

    Whatever they do, they better leave the elephant bathing pool alone.
     
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  8. D.Silentu

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    Dare I dream that we may again see Schweitzer Falls in all its pre 2005 glory?
     
  9. Curious Constance

    Curious Constance Well-Known Member

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    I keep wanting to like Dwayne Johnson, but then I hear his singing in Moana and it's ruined.
     
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  10. DisneyIrishGuy

    DisneyIrishGuy Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I actually thought "You're Welcome" was kinda catchy.
     
  11. Curious Constance

    Curious Constance Well-Known Member

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    The song was kinda catchy, but his singing.....
     
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  12. DisneyIrishGuy

    DisneyIrishGuy Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    He's the current day Don Ho, not for everyone....
     
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  13. Bairstow

    Bairstow Well-Known Member

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    Now here's something you don't see every day...

     
  14. castevious

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    I don't know if the YouTube that posted this truly believes those were props from Jungle Book. When both of those props were there long before that movie was even thought of. Lol
     
  15. SSG

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    For 're-engineer' read 'we'll stick a Rock animatronic doing wacky things in a few scenes; just like shoving Depp into POTC.'
     
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  16. ajrwdwgirl

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    My feeling: The Jungle Cruise does not need anything re-imagined. It is perfect. The Jingle Cruise is acceptable, especially at Disneyland. Disneyland's Jingle Cruises goes way overboard with decorating and that is a compliment, WDW's is very sparse with the theme. So anyway the Jingle Cruise makes a nice seasonal change on a fantastic attraction.

    The only change that should be made is making sure all skippers can deliver a good spiel. The last cruise I got was a girl earning her ears, she was terrible. It was like she had just read the script 2 minutes before driving the boat. I kept telling myself she was new, then I tuned her out and did the spiel inside my head myself.
     
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  17. SSG

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    Prediction:
    Rock animatronic by the Elephant Pool;
    Rock animatronic by the Hippos, warning you that hostiles are ahead;
    Rock animatronic replaces Trader Sam, and makes witty quips to the passing boats.
     
  18. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member

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    If any of these three predictions HAD to be true, there is only one that to me would be only slightly acceptable and that would be the hippo pool one. And that is because at some places in the boat it is difficult to see the hippos in the water something so see above the water would be okay.
     
  19. Ismael Flores

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    an indoor scene thru some ruins would be great. As long as they don't remove any of the major scenes or if they do put them back inside the show building.

    Wasn't there a huge congress of baboons that had settled in the rock formations before the elephant pool? Now if I remember correctly that congress of baboons is gone.
     
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  20. Dr. Hans Reinhardt

    Dr. Hans Reinhardt Well-Known Member

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    I think an indoor segment would be great! Some less static AAs would be good and updating the way Africans/natives are represented would help the ride tremendously.
     
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