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    Disney's Navy

    I was just sitting in my dorm, and started to think of Disney's Navy and how it's so large. Also, in this thinking, I was wondering where I could get some of the boats. So, I did some research and found out that you CAN buy the "MICE" from Mercury, and can find ferries close to the ones on the Seven Seas Lagoon, BUT (here's the question!!) what company makes the Friendship Fleet?

    Could somebody please help! Thank you!!!!
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    Not sure on that last question. Hmmmm...

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    For those of us who have not done much on the water (other than Jungle Curise and 20K Leagues), please explain what the "Friendship Fleet" is, and post a picture if you have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddBreakey
    For those of us who have not done much on the water (other than Jungle Curise and 20K Leagues), please explain what the "Friendship Fleet" is, and post a picture if you have one.

    Thanks.
    I don't have any pictures. The Friendship boats sail between MGM and Epcot and make stops at the Dolphin, Swan, Yacht Club, Beach CLub, and Boardwalk resorts in between. If you stay at one of these resorts, you become familar with them pretty quickly. I think they also do trips in the World Showcase lagoons.

    Are they used anywhere else....like between OKW/SS and DTD?
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    Cool. I'll have to look for those next time we are there. Thanks Amanda.
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    I have stayed at both beach club and boardwalk I will look to see if I have any pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddBreakey
    Cool. I'll have to look for those next time we are there. Thanks Amanda.

    check this link for a pic of a "friendship"

    http://www.wdisneyw.co.uk/photoepfb.html

    it's not a great pic but you can get the general idea
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    Hey you guys.... this is going the wrong way!!! I was wondering who makes the boats, so that if someone wanted to, they could buy one, refurbish it and use it on inland waters or on a property, etc. If someone could help me it would be greatly appreciated. AND if you do have pics, you can post them.

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    Thanks Brian. I have seen those before.

    Sorry to hijack the thread Summer.
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    not a problem. really, I don't mind, but I do want someone to answer me, please
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    Really, if you had the blueprints and plans, you could hire any company with a marine background who could build one of the boats for you, and it would probably work out cheaper than if you were to get one from Disney and restore it...

    I'm assuming everyone knows that, at least in 1971, Disney had the eighth largest peacetime submarine fleet? Sure, they couldn't dive, but they had more than quite a few countries did!

    -Eight submarines at Disneyland
    -Fourteen submarines that were at WDW
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    You're right 20K. First, did Disney design the boats themselves or was it an outside company. I know the have patented many ideas, but I couldn't find the Friendship boats. Second, here's another question then...do you know where I can get the Blueprints?

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    Well, I don't know about finding the blueprints.

    In fact, I didn't even know those ships existed before this thread. The drawings and prints would have been drawn up by imagineering, but it is always a third-party contractor that builds what 's needed, and it's been that way for a long time. And that's why I laugh when I read about people saying that 'Disney's animatronics are better than Universal's.'

    Chances are, they were made by the same company

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer Sun
    I was just sitting in my dorm, and started to think of Disney's Navy and how it's so large. Also, in this thinking, I was wondering where I could get some of the boats. So, I did some research and found out that you CAN buy the "MICE" from Mercury, and can find ferries close to the ones on the Seven Seas Lagoon, BUT (here's the question!!) what company makes the Friendship Fleet?

    Could somebody please help! Thank you!!!!
    I think the boats are quite common in Europe and are probably made there, but not 100% sure.
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    Hey Jiminy! Do you have anymore info?
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