Corry himself says he never harboured any realistic aspirations of making the 2009 squad following his international retirement in January of last year but he is determined to be on a plane to South Africa.
Having made 15 appearances for the Lions in 2001 and 2005, the 35-year-old former England captain is expecting to play a far more relaxed role when the class of 2009 take on the Springboks next month.
"I'll be on the Lions tour, I can guarantee you," said Corry before Gerald Davies announced the latest batch of Lions.
"I won't be playing, but I'll be there! I'll be out there having a good time.
"Saying that, you never know. Look at Andy Nicol in 2001, he was out there having fun and he still got in the squad for the final game, so never say never!"
Corry experienced a frustrating Lions tour four years ago, featuring in all three Tests against the All Blacks as the tourists suffered a demoralising whitewash.
Although he will be watching from a safe distance rather than lacing up his boots this time around, Corry is confident that the outcome will be far more positive this summer.
"When you look back at 2001, that was a massive high for me, but 2005 was a big disappointment.
"To go over there and be uncompetitive was frustrating. When you get on the biggest stage you want to play your best rugby and the Lions fell well short.
"That was disappointing but, as an organisation, I think they've learned a hell of a lot from that and that bodes very well for South Africa."