Psst! Hey You. We’re hunting the elusive Jungle snipe. Well, not snipe, but a cast member. One specific cast member at the Jungle Cruise. As it turns out, from late 1977 through spring 1978, John Lasseter, before becoming chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and principal creative advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering, worked at Disneyland. While there he was a skipper on the Jungle Cruise attraction.
Recently, a search for a photo of John skippering the Jungle Cruise came up empty. Surely there must be a photo of Skipper John somewhere? To find one, Disney/Pixar has created a contest: the first person to submit a verifiable photo of John as the skipper of the Jungle Cruise from 1977 will win a trip for 4 to the grand opening of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure in summer 2012, and a ride on the Jungle Cruise skippered by none other than John himself! What better way to turn a Disney memory of old into a Disney memory of today?
I’m fairly certain I went to Disneyland at some point in 1977 or 1978. So there’s a chance I can win a trip for 4 to the opening of Cars Land and a private Jungle Cruise tour skippered by John Lasseter! Oh, Mom? Time to dig out those photo albums.
For details on how to submit, visit Johnofthejungle.com.