Jungle Cruise skipper actually makes the ride entertaining |

Jungle Cruise skipper actually makes the ride entertaining

Skipper Nic works hard for the money. Photo by DearCatastropheWaitress [CC BY 2.5] via Wikipedia.

Subtly inserting song lyrics to see if anyone notices? We’d never do that.

WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL – Disney aficionados will tell you that the three oldest attractions in the Magic Kingdom are the Carousel, the Main Street Vehicles, and the jokes on the Jungle Cruise.

So when Uncle Walt’s Insider learned that there was a Jungle Skipper that had found a way to make things a little more interesting, we had to check it out. We immediately dispatched a reporter to the Magic Kingdom. Upon arrival at the Jungle Cruise, they asked around, and quickly found “Skipper Nic,” from Normal, IL.

Uncle Walt’s Insider: “We understand that you’ve found a way to make your Jungle cruises more interesting. What do you do, and why did you start doing this?”
Nic: “It’s pretty easy, actually. I just randomly insert song lyrics into my spiel, and see if any guests notice. As for the why, well, our days are just so routine. We get a group of guests, talk at them for 10 minutes, they leave, and it starts again. All my life’s a circle.”

UWI: “How many times a day do you add some lyrics into your spiel? How long are your shifts?”
N: “I try to work a lyric or set of lyrics into every spiel. And, I usually work pretty long hours. Sunrise and sundown.”

UWI: “Is it difficult to do?”
N: “Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Some songs are pretty easy. ‘Hey Jude’ was pretty hard, since basically the only 3 words in that song are na, hey, and Jude. ‘Who’ll Stop The Rain’ works well on a rainy day. ‘Night Moves’ can make an appearance as the moon rolls through the night time.”

UWI: “Do you think of these on the spot, or do you prefer to plan ahead?”
N: “A little from column A, a little from column B. Sometimes I’ll be out with a group of guests and a great lyric will just come to me. Other times I’ll go to sleep with a notebook next to my bed, and I’ll jot down ideas until the daybreak comes around.”

UWI: “Why did you start doing this?”
N: “I just wanted to make my day a little more interesting, I guess. I don’t really know. I can’t tell you why.”

N: “Sorry, I’ve got to cut this interview short, my break is over.”
UWI: “Thanks for your time. Really quickly, can you give us an example of your work?”
N:Um, I already did.”

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Cover photo: Skipper Nic works hard for the money. Photo by DearCatastropheWaitress [CC BY 2.5] via Wikipedia.