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Caption This: A Day on the Dock at Magic Kingdom Park

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

It’s time for a 1970s photo flashback!
In This 1974 Photo from Magic Kingdom Park, Two Guests Look Out Over the Rivers of America

In this photo, taken in January 1974, these groovy guests check out the passing Liberty Square Riverboat and Mike Fink Keel Boat on Rivers of America in Frontierland at Magic Kingdom Park.

Looks like something has caught the boys’ attention. What is it? You tell us. Go ahead and “Caption This” in the comments section below.

Look below for more chances to “Caption This”:


  • “I bet you five bucks the big boat’s gonna win!”

  • Uh…was that the last boat of the day?

  • Look! Hidden Mickey!

  • When is that Swan Boat going to come around?

  • Boy in red shorts: Did Disney start their own cruise line?

    Boy sitting: No, they won’t do that for another 25 years.

  • The magic is timeless…the shorts are not.

  • “Can you believe those Foolish Mortals’ boats are blocking our view of the Haunted Mansion?”

  • “What do you think this place will look like in 40 years?”
    “I don’t know, but get your hand out of my popcorn!”

  • Where are Greg, Marcia, Jan and Cindy?

  • Having made their escape with a few small but vital components of the boat’s communications system hidden in their popcorn bag, the young saboteurs were certain of one thing: the minnow would be lost.

  • “I tried to tell ya’ not to unfasten that clip from the rope gate and come out here next to the water”.

  • Tom and Huck in 1974!

  • Can you believe we have the Best Parents in the whole world! They brought us to Walt Disney World! Our friends are so envious now.

    • True!

  • I know Fantasmic! won’t start for 22 years, but I’m telling you we have to stake out the good seats now!

  • In 1974, they are standing in the only “no smoking” section on property! 🙂

  • “What do you mean there are rides?”

  • “I’m telling you, little bro, there’s no gators in the water. If there are, then I’ll take you and a friend to see the latest Herbie movie at the drive-in.”

  • They are thinking: “what is this, the 1800 hundreds?

  • Someday I’ll live in a castle like that. Hey is that a hidden Mickey in the clouds.

  • Should we tell them that the crocodile from Peter Pan is following their boat?

  • “I’m telling you someday these shorts will be back in fashion” “OK, but those socks with those shoes never will be”

  • See that castle over there, I tell ya someday Tinker Bell will fly down from there.

  • “Is it my imagination, or is the Mike Fink boat fading out?”

  • “I heard they want to build something called an EPCOT…” “It’ll never work..”

  • Can you believe that in 40 years, the seven dwarfs will have their own rollercoaster?

    • 🙂

  • “This popcorn is delicious. Why Mom and Dad take so long to bring another bag for me?, Do they have wanted to go alone in that boat?”

  • “I sure hope they pick us up this time. We’ve been here for decades.”

  • Something’s not right here…THERE ARE NO DUCKS!! Quick, start throwing your popcorn into the water!

  • “How long d’you think it’ll take for Mom and Dad to realize they left us on the dock?”

  • Can’t…possibly…caption….Distracted by those plaid shorts!!!!
    Gotta love the 70’s!

    • They rock!

  • “I really love the Keel Boats. I hope they are here forever”

  • “Hey Huck, just think of how many safety railings will be installed here one day! And please don’t sit on the barrels.”

  • The boys are thinking “I hope thoughs two boats will crash I want something interesting to happenn”

  • Aww, I was born in January 1974. =) I always find a reason to love your posts, Jennifer! My caption is “How many times are Mom and Dad going to ride around on that boat?”

    • Thanks! I love the fashion in this shot.

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