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Caption This: Finding Pluto at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

I love looking at old Disney Parks photos, especially shots taken inside merchandise shops – they totally remind me of my childhood trips to Walt Disney World Resort and the toys I remember pleading my mom for.

Check out this vintage photo of Pluto plushes. The shot was taken at Downtown Disney (then the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village) in the mid-1970s.

It sure looks like Pluto has a lot of friends (of all sizes). What do you think he has to say that will keep him as top dog?

See below for more chances to “Caption This”:


  • I thought that we were going to get Chip and Dale at the Fort Wilderness Beach! This is the wrong photo!

  • Hey Mom, my pants match the carpeting!

  • The 70’s…when Disney’s Pluto was still believed to be named after “Pluto, the ninth planet in our solar system” rather than “Pluto, the dwarf planet of the Kuiper Belt”.

  • Finally, I’m tall enough to ride Space Mountain!

  • Pluto discovers that eating at all of the countries in Epcot in one day does have drawbacks.

  • My mother bought one of those Winnie the Poohs in 1976. He’s stuffed with wood shavings, but he’s still cuddly. I’m quite pleased to have him in my home now. He’s older than me!

  • It was at this very moment that Pluto realized the “Turkey Leg Diet” wasn’t as effective as it sounded.

  • Am I in the wrong place? It looks like “It’s a Small World” in this shop.

  • Belly Button.

  • There is something special about Disney toys – and Disney plush especially. I love stuffed animals from Disney 🙂 And oh how they’ve changed! I’d love to be able to find old toys like this to own; they are part of such an intricate fabric of Disney merchandise.
    In this photo, I love looking at the people too! It’s neat to see the dress of the ’70s in things other than film. Being that I wasn’t born yet, it’s cool to see the ‘realness’ of it all.

  • Alice should have known to not leave that “Eat Me” cake where Pluto could find it.

    • Ha ha ha!! Good one.

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