Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – The Admiral Joe Fowler Riverboat!

Welcome back to another edition of Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia here on My Dreams of Disney!  In conjunction with my co-hosts Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Heidi from Heidi’s Head, and Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, we are bringing you more trivia from the world of Disney!  This week’s trivia comes from the terrific trivia book by Lou Mongello titled Walt Disney World Trivia Book, Volume II.  So, as Lou always says, “Sit back, relax, and enjoy!”

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Did You know:  That the Admiral Joe Fowler Riverboat was the first riverboat to navigate the Rivers of America at Walt Disney World?  It’s first trip was on October 2, 1971 — just one day after the Magic Kingdom opened it’s doors for the first time!  The boat was named after a retired U.S. Navy Admiral who was responsible for both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Construction!

The Admiral Joe Fowler Riverboat would navigate the waters until 1980, when an unfortunate accident during maintenance forced the boat to have to be retired from service.

The boat that I most often see around the Rivers of America is now the Liberty Belle, as seen in the photo above.

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