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'''Joe Fowler''' (July 9, 1894 - December 6, 1993) was a [[Rear admiral (United States)|rear admiral]] of the [[United States Navy]], who after his retirement had an important role in [[Disneyland]] and [[Walt Disney World Resort|Walt Disney World]]. Joe Fowler attended the United States Naval Academy and later earned a Master's Degree from [[M.I.T]] in Naval Architecture. He retired from the Navy in 1948 though he was recalled briefly during the [[Korean War]]. He was appointed to reduce wasteful military spending by President Truman in 1952.<ref>[http://365daysofmagic.com/history/meet-admiral-joe-fowler 365 Days of Magic blog]</ref>
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'''Joe Fowler''' (July 9, 1894 - December 6, 1993) was a [[Rear admiral (United States)|rear admiral]] of the [[United States Navy]], who after his retirement had an important role in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Joe Fowler attended the United States Naval Academy and later earned a Master's Degree from [[M.I.T]] in Naval Architecture. He retired from the Navy in 1948 though he was recalled briefly during the [[Korean War]]. He was appointed to reduce wasteful military spending by President Truman in 1952.<ref>[http://365daysofmagic.com/history/meet-admiral-joe-fowler 365 Days of Magic blog]</ref>
 
==Disney career==
 
==Disney career==
In 1954 [[Walt Disney]] was looking for a naval expert to help with the building of the paddle steamer ''[[Mark Twain Riverboat|Mark Twain]]'', for the then under-construction Disneyland. He found the retired admiral supervising the construction of [[Tract housing|tract homes]] in the San Francisco region. Fowler was hired as construction boss for the whole Disneyland project. After Disneyland was completed, Fowler stayed on as General Manager of the park for its first 10 years, and assisted with the construction of Walt Disney World. He retired from [[The Walt Disney Company]] in 1978 though he continued on as a consultant.<ref name="legends.disney">">{{cite web
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In 1954 Walt Disney was looking for a naval expert to help with the building of the paddle steamer ''[[Mark Twain Riverboat|Mark Twain]]'', for the then under-construction Disneyland. He found the retired admiral supervising the construction of [[Tract housing|tract homes]] in the San Francisco region. Fowler was hired as construction boss for the whole Disneyland project. After Disneyland was completed, Fowler stayed on as General Manager of the park for its first 10 years, and assisted with the construction of Walt Disney World. He retired from The Walt Disney Company in 1978 though he continued on as a consultant.<ref name="legends.disney">">{{cite web
 
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The dock for the two large ships in Disneyland's [[Rivers of America (Disney)|Rivers of America]], located across from [[The Haunted Mansion]] is named Fowler's Harbor. In 1999, one of the ferries that crosses the [[Seven Seas Lagoon]] taking guests from the Ticket and Transportation Center to the [[Magic Kingdom]] was renamed ''[[Admiral Joe Fowler Riverboat|Admiral Joe Fowler]]'' in his honor; it was originally known as the ''Magic Kingdom I''.<ref name="legends.disney"/>
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The dock for the two large ships in Disneyland's Rivers of America, located across from [[The Haunted Mansion]] is named Fowler's Harbor. In 1999, one of the ferries that crosses the [[Seven Seas Lagoon]] taking guests from the Ticket and Transportation Center to the [[Magic Kingdom]] was renamed ''[[Admiral Joe Fowler Riverboat|Admiral Joe Fowler]]'' in his honor; it was originally known as the ''Magic Kingdom I''.<ref name="legends.disney"/>
   
 
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Joe Fowler
Born (1894-07-09)July 9, 1894
Died December 6, 1993(1993-12-06) (aged 99)
Place of birth Lewiston, Maine
Place of death Orlando, Florida
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1917–1948
Rank Rear Admiral
Battles/wars World War I
World War II

Joe Fowler (July 9, 1894 - December 6, 1993) was a rear admiral of the United States Navy, who after his retirement had an important role in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Joe Fowler attended the United States Naval Academy and later earned a Master's Degree from M.I.T in Naval Architecture. He retired from the Navy in 1948 though he was recalled briefly during the Korean War. He was appointed to reduce wasteful military spending by President Truman in 1952.[1]

Disney career[]

In 1954 Walt Disney was looking for a naval expert to help with the building of the paddle steamer Mark Twain, for the then under-construction Disneyland. He found the retired admiral supervising the construction of tract homes in the San Francisco region. Fowler was hired as construction boss for the whole Disneyland project. After Disneyland was completed, Fowler stayed on as General Manager of the park for its first 10 years, and assisted with the construction of Walt Disney World. He retired from The Walt Disney Company in 1978 though he continued on as a consultant.[2]

The dock for the two large ships in Disneyland's Rivers of America, located across from The Haunted Mansion is named Fowler's Harbor. In 1999, one of the ferries that crosses the Seven Seas Lagoon taking guests from the Ticket and Transportation Center to the Magic Kingdom was renamed Admiral Joe Fowler in his honor; it was originally known as the Magic Kingdom I.[2]

References[]

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