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Days of Disney Past: Swan Boats at Magic Kingdom Park

This week, our “Disney Days of Past” series is back with a historic look back at an attraction you may remember if you visited Magic Kingdom Park in the 1970s or 1980s.

In this photo we get a front-seat view from one of the Swan Boats that used to sail around the canals in the Magic Kingdom Park. The boats could carry up to 30 guests and toured the canals of Adventureland and around Cinderella Castle.

The Swan Boats ran at the Magic Kingdom from 1973 – 1983.


  • My dad still talks about the swan boats. For a while they had a topiary in the shape of a swan near where the rose garden used to be. I wish I could have been able to see them.

  • I somehow missed these? We were there the year the park opened. So I guess they were not there then.

    Then we visited in ’83 and I did not see them.

    Does anyone know when they were discontinued that year? I remeber going bc it was after my daughter turned 1! She was born on March of ’83.

    I always imagined I had done these!

    Love the photo.

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