Admiral Joe Fowler Riverboat | Disney World

Last Updated on: November 25th, 2023

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom’s extinct Admiral Joe Fowler Riverboat attraction including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Admiral Joe Fowler Riverboat disney worldThe Admiral Joe Fowler Riverboat was an original Walt Disney World attraction, making its debut in October 1971 with the opening of the Magic Kingdom. Along with the Richard F Irvine ship, the Fowler traveled the Rivers of America in Frontierland and Liberty Square from 1971 until 1980. During a planned refurbishment in 1980, the Fowler was damaged in an accident and was unable to be repaired. It was never replaced.

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