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Old 01-02-2010, 05:23 PM   #226
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river country water park

with disney closing river country water park for good,i would like to see them take down the park and give it back to nature.
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:42 PM   #227
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How sad about RC!! We had such happy memories there from the past. It's so sad to see it this way..... Thanks for taking all those pictures to share though.
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Thanks for the great pics TCD...If old Walt was around I think he would have kept the place up...Im sure the Fort would have been his favorite place!!

But hey they did freshen up the Meadows Pool...lol
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WOW! When I was a kid, my family stayed at the Fort every year and River Country was my favorite thing to do there. Very, very sad to see it in that condition. I hope they do something with it in the future. Thanks for the pix and memories
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:20 AM   #230
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Unhappy River Country WOW!! memories

Looks like when they return to Jurassic park

This was my very first water park. I was in middle school or Jr High as some call it. Our church youth group went every summer once at the beginning and again right before school started. We loved it.
My best friend in high school parents are avid campers so we would go a few times a year. Wow this bring back lots of memories for me. I'm so sad to see a childhood memory stand in ruin. Hopefully Disney will either recycle it or let mother nature take it back over.

I not sure if I remember correctly, right before they closed RC. This is the last time that I remember going. I think that they let the campers use this as their "swiming hole" at no charge. I remember going with my friends family, and and we all went and I don't remember paying to get in. She has a big family 5 brothers and sisters and each got to bring a friend for the weekend. I know that they would not have been able to pay for all of us to go. It was a really fun weekend and bring back lots of memories for me. Thank you!!

You are so brave, How about some pic's of the Golden years across from POP.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:12 PM   #231
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with disney closing river country water park for good,i would like to see them take down the park and give it back to nature.
They tried........nature doesn't want it.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:31 PM   #232
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:21 AM   #233
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River country signs

Thanks for the really detailed pictures. It is both great to be reminded of all the fun I had there and sad to see it getting older like the reflection in my mirror. I was there the opening year (And many more times) and it was unbelievable at the time. I think this was the first park with Multiple waterslides and one was the tallest I am sure.
I would love to get one of those signs for my pool area at home. How the heck did you get those pictures?
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:59 AM   #234
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Wow that was wild. What are they going to do with this real estate?
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:14 PM   #235
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Here are some side-by-side comparison photos of River Country "Then and Now". Nice to see what the stuff looked like when it was in action compared to what it looks like today. This is Part 1 of 2 and may have been posted on this thread. I'm pretty sure Part 2 has not been posted.

(Part 1) http://www.imagineeringdisney.com/bl...ry-part-1.html

(Part 2) http://www.imagineeringdisney.com/bl...ry-part-2.html
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:42 AM   #236
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HOLY MOSES!!! I'm not even sure how I got to this page .. oh yea - I was looking at the extinct attratctions page on Flickr. ANYWAY!!

Dude - I have been saying since the 90's how fascinating it would be to "re-discover" DisneyWorld in hundreds of years. You know - once we are all gone and the earth re-claims Orlando. Can you imagine being an archaeologist ... stumbling upon the ruins of this ... kingdom ... where a Mouse ruled.

And as sad as it is to see a Disney park overgrown ... its SO friggin fascinating. Thank you SO much for this! I take it from some of the responses (don't have time to read them ALL) that you have gotten some other amazing pics on here .. I'll have to do some hunting! Thanks again!

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Old 01-11-2010, 09:38 AM   #237
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RC closing

I remember this park frm my first trip to DW. My highschool senior trip. Going back years later I still had memories of it, but didn't remember where it was, it is all coming back now. Does anyone know why it was closed?
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:48 AM   #238
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WELCOME to the boards Mom ! Your first post,
There are lots of reasons that have been said over the years as to why,, the most popular is "bacteria/parasite" or something like that in the lake water in summer months.
If you read back in this thread you'll get lots of answers.
My belief is , they closed it down cause they opened Typhoon Lagoon.
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Great pics! Thank you for sharing them!!

Just out of curiosity...did you run into any critters while inside RC?? I'd imagine gators and snakes would take a liking to that environment??
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How sad.
RC was open when we 1st visited WDW but we went to the other water parks. Our friends who we were on holiday with, went. & we still have the refillable cup they brought back.
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