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Caption This: King Louie Visits Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

This photo, taken at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in March 1972, shows King Louie from “The Jungle Book,” enjoying a manicure and haircut at the resort’s salon.

He’ll sure look spiffy after these services, but what’s the special occasion? Where is he heading after this? You tell us. Go ahead and “Caption This!”

Caption This: King Louie Visits Disney’s Contemporary Resort in March 1972


  • Man, I need to relax! That Mowgli kid wears me out!

  • He REALLY wants to be like us!

  • You’ll see it’s true,
    An ape like me,
    Can learn to be human too

  • “Shave and a haircut?”

    “We’re gonna need a week.”

  • “Whoa, the sheet, you forgot the sheet; you’re getting hair on me!”

    • Ha!

  • “So, you ever get that feeling in your career where you think you’ve reached the top and have to stop?–Tell ya, it’s been bothering me lately.”

  • Do I look like Bieber yet?

  • “You can groom me all you want, but I am NOT putting on a monkey suit”

  • Its good to be King!

  • Keep up the good work boys! I gotta look good for my date with Kala tonight.

  • “Oo be Doo, I wanna be like you-u-u! I wanna perm like you! Manicure like you! Oo-be-Doo. You see it’s true-u-u, an ape like me-e-e can learn to be pretty too!”

  • …and tell Tatum to make sure the bananas are RIPE this time.

  • Just a bit off the top, and call my staff to see if they’ve prepared the trap, er, feast for Mowgli.

  • Clip, clip here, Clip, clip there, We give the roughest claws.
    That certain air of savoir faire, In the Merry Old Land of Oz!

  • “I wanna look like you oo oo”

    • 🙂

  • “Now THIS is monkey business for the King of the Swingers!”

  • “Yeah, man, this is the life. It sure is great bein’ a king.”

  • Getting ready to head back to the Magic Kingdom on a warm March day for a parade appearance. Needed his nails trimmed so he can shake hands with the youngesters.

  • The King of the Swingers gets the Jungle V.I.P. treatment.

    • Nice reference to the song lyrics!

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