A few years ago a friend who visited the Walt Disney World Resort for the first time with his family. While he was there on his one day adventure, my wife got a text from him saying he had found my dream job. He was riding The Jungle Cruise! And I have to admit that sounds pretty awesome! I have just enough corn to my personality that I would really enjoy being a skipper even if the guests on my boat did not. And I personally became interested in all things Jungle Cruise after reading Mouse Tales, because it made me think that the cast members having the most fun are the skippers, even if they just keep going around again and again and again through the never changing jungle.
So it’s only fitting that the king of all musical parody pay tribute to the hapless skippers. On his 2011 album Alpocalypse, Weird Al Yankovic honors all skippers in the song “Skipper Dan.”
If you are a Disney fan living in Betweenland this is just funny. Of course the real question is did the combination of satire and truth lead me to give up on The Jungle Cruise dream?
Nope, I’m still Dreaming Disney and hope you are too.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present the backside of water.