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Monday, August 18, 2014
DDW Pic 1083. River Country
Long before Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach came along, there was only one water park at Walt Disney World. River Country was located at Fort Wilderness from 1976 to 2001. Even though this park has been closed for nearly 13 years, it is still there. Although it is surrounded by tall fences that mostly block it from the view of guests, it can still be seen from certain areas, including from out on Bay Lake. I snapped this shot of a few dilapidated slides, known as Slippery Slide Falls, yesterday through a small open area in the fence. The "pool" where the slides emptied into was called Upstream Plunge. I have never heard an explanation as to why Disney simply abandoned River Country as opposed to demolishing it. I'm sure they have their reasons.