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Dwayne Johnson surprises Disney’s Jungle Cruise riders

Dwayne Johnson rides the Jungle Cruise after a

Dwayne Johnson rides the Jungle Cruise after a surprise visit to Walt Disney World. Photo Credit: Instagram

Days after Walt Disney Pictures confirmed it is going forward with a film based on its Jungle Cruise theme-park ride, star Dwayne Johnson took the helm to do some publicity.

“Surprise! Once I committed to our Disney partners to make the movie based [on] the JUNGLE CRUISE ride, I wanted to dive head first into the research,” the wrestler-turned-actor, 44, captioned an Instagram photo Monday, showing him and a gaggle of delighted parkgoers on a replica tramp steamer in Orlando, Florida’s Walt Disney World.

“It was a GREAT day on the river,” he wrote. “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.”

Disney announced in August 2015 that Johnson — currently starring in “The Fate of the Furious,” with “Baywatch” due out next month — would star in a “Jungle Cruise” film. On Friday, the studio announced it had formally closed a deal with Johnson and that production would commence in spring 2018.

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