Q: I recently had the pleasure of seeing you speak at the Destination D panel at D23 EXPO 2015. In your presentation you briefly mentioned the steamship Admiral Joe Fowler and how it was retired in 1980. Is the Mark Twain Riverboat at Tokyo Disneyland actually the Admiral Joe Fowler? I have compared photos of the two boats and the similarities are uncanny. And, if not, what happened to the Admiral Joe Fowler?
Jaxon, Salt Lake City, Utah
A: The two riverboats are not the same. The Admiral Joe Fowler at Walt Disney World reached the end of its useful life and was removed from service and dismantled.