Skip to content

Gone Fishin!!!

Growing up the daughter of an Imagineer must have some perks. Amazingly my mom never talked much about any perks. She did mention that she liked to go fishing along the Rivers of America. Yep. I had to look it up in The Nickel Tour, but there was fishing. They kept a netted off area stocked with fish and then guests could dip a pole with some bait and keep whatever they caught.

Of course, this led to dead fish smelling up the trash cans, lockers, bushes, and anywhere else they were thrown after the family went on to enjoy the rest of the day at Disneyland.

Well, guess what. Fishing is back. Only this time at Walt Disney World.

There’s fishing, with trophy-sized largemouth bass in the 14-pound range lurking in lakes and canals almost within casting distance of Cinderella Castle. Popular “catch and release” experiences around the Vacation Kingdom promise to “lure” even more guests to the Disney lakes

During construction of the Magic Kingdom theme park in the late 1960s, more than 70,000 bass fingerlings were released into Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon, so there is plenty of opportunity out there. Just watch out for those croc’s.