Disney Legend Josh Gad got to live out his long-time dream of becoming a Jungle Cruise skipper thanks to some Disney magic.
Gad, who voices Olaf in the “Frozen” franchise and portrayed LeFou in the live-action “Beauty and the Beast,” mentioned that he was once rejected for the role of Jungle Cruise skipper during his Disney Legend acceptance speech at D23 Expo 2022. In the new video from Disneyland Resort, Gad got to put on the Jungle Cruise uniform, complete with a nametag declaring he’s from Arendelle, and skipper a sailing (with help from Skipper Kylie driving the boat). Gad recites some of the ride’s famous jokes, plus references the many recent trespassed guests at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
Watch Gad as a Jungle Cruise skipper below.
Both stateside versions of Jungle Cruise were overhauled in 2021 to be more culturally sensitive and receive an updated backstory. A “Jungle Cruise” movie was released around the same time, although the ride’s update was unrelated, and a sequel is in development. Maybe Gad could join Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt on their next adventure.
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