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Old 07-13-2010, 04:54 PM   #376
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I thought only the bus drivers knew what was going on?
Yea, but they don't know as much as the boat pilots.................
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Yea, but they don't know as much as the boat pilots.................
LoL.. maybe I'll find some of them to talk to! I have the feeling I could ask one of the "presidents" over in Magic Kingdom and get about the same info I will from anyone else
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What I heard...

My understanding of why River Country was closed is that there was a statute/law passed in Florida that forbids swimming in any natural body of water that is not replenished, via a spring, river, ect...

Anybody know a good boat captain/bus driver/monorail driver to ask to verify?


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My understanding of why River Country was closed is that there was a statute/law passed in Florida that forbids swimming in any natural body of water that is not replenished, via a spring, river, ect...

Anybody know a good boat captain/bus driver/monorail driver to ask to verify?


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The bigger reasons are that it was small compared to the other two parks and was very hard to get to.

When it was built it was in the middle everything, now its in a far corner of the world.
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:20 PM   #380
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I've been a fan of this park ever since i first went to it in Aug 1994, been looking up details the last few months and it makes me sad to see all the pictures etc, i decided to make a youtube video with my family video of some of river country. I also used some of the photos posted here, but credited you to it, hope you dont mind, here it is

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Old 07-23-2010, 01:20 PM   #381
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The utilidors are not below ground level. They are the first floor as you said.
20,000 water was not on the first floor. To leak it would have to go uphill.
If the tunnles have leakage it is from the moisture in the soil and leaking pipes here and there.
I thought they closed the ride due to the high cost of time and money to maintain the ride.
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Thought I would add to the conversation. Enjoy. Apparently this was one of my tickets.



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Thought I would add to the conversation. Enjoy. Apparently this was one of my tickets.



Thanks for sharing! It's so nice to see these great mementos
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CAJUNWDWFAN, Thanks so much for sharing! It is neat to see what people have hung on to.
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CAJUNWDWFAN, Thanks so much for sharing! It is neat to see what people have hung on to.
Thank my dad! He's the one who kept this and other vintage tickets. Check out my thread that I started. I have other old ticket media that I found a few months ago.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2521276
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Did you get to RC by ferry?
I just found several photos of my family at RC.. one is my brothers on what looks like a RC dock with the ferry docked (same ones that take you from the transportation center to the MK)

The back says "river country 1982"
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:47 PM   #388
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WOW! Love all these pics and memories from River Country - so sad what it has become!!
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Did you get to RC by ferry?
I just found several photos of my family at RC.. one is my brothers on what looks like a RC dock with the ferry docked (same ones that take you from the transportation center to the MK)

The back says "river country 1982"
You would have taken the same boats that you now take to get to Fort Wilderness Campground because its in the same place.

I even think they use the same routes they use now.

The only other way would have been to park in the parking lot near the front of the campground. Depending on how far back in time you go would have taken either a tram or a bus back to RC.
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I'm new to this board, but not to WDW.

I was at Contemporary and MK the second week it opened. I was very young. 5 years later, we went to River Country where most of my fondest WDW memories were made. I remember the whole family laughing as we'd drop off the tire swings into 'the swimmin hole'. And that barrel bridge? No doubt for many of us, it was the first one of its kind we ever walked.

Thanks for the memories through your photos. I can see past the the overgrowth and right onto the beach where Mom held melted ice cream cups for us.
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