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Old 12-05-2009, 03:03 PM   #31
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Andrew, great job on the pics. Now I will have to spend thousands of dollars to outdo what you have done. We are looking for a helicopter to come into Disney airspace and shoot better pics than you did. So, just so you know - it's on!!!
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:12 PM   #32
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Wow... you are stealthy!

I loved River Country... and, your pics, well I can remember every slide!
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:32 AM   #33
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I saw Andrew and the twins at Trails End last night. He was a little upset with his Gators. Sorry Todd but he had some kind of hovercraft golfcart he had rented but wouldn't give me the co. he rented it from.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:37 PM   #35
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Very cool report...bittersweet, though. Thanks for posting.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:39 PM   #36
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TCD these are incredible pictures. Thank you so much for sharing. For those of us that got to enjoy River Country during its Glory Days, it's so sad to see what it has become.
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TCD, what is on the plaque in this photo. I would think it might be a nice piece of memorabilia for some RC cast members who may have been recognized for their service.

It is a shame the place is just left to rot. At least clean up the garbage. GEEZ!
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:45 AM   #38
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TCD,

Nice work with the pics!!

Anyone hear anything about Disney tearing it down? Tigg was saying she heard they might tear it down and build DVC camp sites in that area.

But then again that probly came from a bus driver, who talked to a boat captin, who talked to a life guard who talked to Walt.
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:57 PM   #39
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Andrew sorry I missed you at Trails End when you meet up with Matt & Cheryl. My Cheryle and I would have liked to have met you. You give great fort reports and Pics.
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Nice work with the pics!!

Anyone hear anything about Disney tearing it down? Tigg was saying she heard they might tear it down and build DVC camp sites in that area.

But then again that probly came from a bus driver, who talked to a boat captin, who talked to a life guard who talked to Walt.
I actually asked this question about 2 years ago, and the Boat Driver said "It can't be done, due to the ground being "unsafe" so to speak...
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:17 AM   #41
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So, what's next on your list of off limits areas? How about Discovery Island?
Funny you should mention Discovery Island. I am willing to bet that similar conditions exist out there. I have been mulling over some ideas on how to get out there. I think that I will need an accomplice. Let me know when you will be at the Fort next, and we can team up on this one.

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I don't know how you do it!! You get into places no one else would even think about going!!

These pictures remind me of scenes from History Channel's "Life After People" program. Sad...sad...sad.
Deb- These photos remind me of that show, too! It is amazing how nature reclaims developed land. In many of the photos, you can see that trees are growing in areas that had been cleared. I am amazed at the grass that is growing in the area that used to be Kiddie Cove. Even if they don't tear this all out, it will probably be unrecognisable in another ten years.

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TCD, what is on the plaque in this photo. I would think it might be a nice piece of memorabilia for some RC cast members who may have been recognized for their service.

It is a shame the place is just left to rot. At least clean up the garbage. GEEZ!
Here are a couple of zooms of the plaque:






You know the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words? It sure applies here! Think about the irony. Years ago, some management type created this plaque as a way to recognize excellence. Castmembers probably worked for that recognition, and their excellence was memorialized. Now, this plaque sits in a pile of rubbish in the middle of decay. Amazing. In a very sad way.

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Andrew sorry I missed you at Trails End when you meet up with Matt & Cheryl. My Cheryle and I would have liked to have met you. You give great fort reports and Pics.
Todd- One of these days, we will need to meet up. I'm sure it will happen.

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What was Kiddie Cove? All my trips there and I just not cannot recall that part. Was it a pool? or a little park?
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:38 AM   #43
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What was Kiddie Cove? All my trips there and I just not cannot recall that part. Was it a pool? or a little park?
If you look at the map that I posted in my first post, above, you can see the Kiddie Cove area is off on one side of the barrel bridge. It had four small slides, and a shallow water area with sand all around where kids could play. There were also floating objects anchored in the water that kids could climb on. I remember that there was a big rubber log that my kids loved to climb on. My DD's were very young when River Country was last open, and we spent a lot of time in the Kiddie Cove. The drawing of this area on the map I posted is pretty accurate. This is what those slides look like today:



As you can see, there is no water in this area- just long grass.

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Andrew I can get you to Discovery Island I would love to do it PM me and let me know if you are in?
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