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Old 02-05-2009, 06:57 PM   #16
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The treehouse villas were desperately falling down until just last year or so when DVC decided to rebuild them and make them part of SSR. I don't have any photos to upload, but you can boogie on over to the DVC boards to see current pics.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:00 PM   #17
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River country looked like fun. It's a shame that they closed it.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:02 PM   #18
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Lessee... the only abandoned properties I can think of off-hand are

Pop Century Legendary Years (never completed)
River Country (closed)
Discovery Island (closed)
Treehouses (being refurbed to re-open as Treehouse Villas)
The Disney Institute (closed, later demolished to make way for SSR)
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:03 PM   #19
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How sad to see those pictures. We were at POP in 2004 and when we walked around the property then and looked over the lake and it was scary then, can't imagine what it looks like now. The pictures are horrible. It is also ashame that all that money was wasted. As for River Country, it was long closed by the time we first visited with our girls in 2003. It did look very fun, too bad they let it run down like that. Does anyone have pictures of the original treehouses? I would have loved to see those. I believe that they sort of let those get run down as well, but now are reconstructing some of them. Thanks for brining back a piece of the past!!

Here's a link that has the old treehouses:
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:06 PM   #20
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River country looked like fun. It's a shame that they closed it.
River Country was awesome! Alot like Blizzard Beach but smaller!
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:14 PM   #21
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We stayed in a Treehouse Villa in 1980ish. I was only about 5 but remember it vividly. I remember walking to the soda machine for a Mello Yello (something new for me at the time) and seeing an alligator! I also remember Musekeeping making all my stuffed animals I had gotten into their own bed in front of the window. she made the bed out of pillows and blankets and had them all tucked in. I remember it was very special, totally out of our family's budget and nothing like we had done before, so it really made an impact in my memory.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:17 PM   #22
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Here's a link that has the old treehouses:
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WOW. That website is so funny. I am only 15 so it is weird seeing how old it looks. I am used to it looking all modern
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:21 PM   #23
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I really, really wish that Disney would just demolish the "never finished side" at POP. Those pictures look completely creepy. I can't imagine what the vegetation is going look like in another 5 years. As for River Country, I guess since it's not easliy seen by guests, it's not as much of an eyesore as the buildings at POP. I can imagine that A LOT of stuff lives there, not just snakes!
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WOW. That website is so funny. I am only 15 so it is weird seeing how old it looks. I am used to it looking all modern
Glad you like it. Although I'm not 15, I've been 17 "for awhile." But the pictures are definitely a blast from the past.
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I can imagine that A LOT of stuff lives there, not just snakes!
Yup, otters, and they LOVE beer.


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Old 02-05-2009, 07:53 PM   #26
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:17 PM   #27
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That website shared a bit above is neat!
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:15 PM   #28
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Honestly, I was amazed that there are abandoned buildings or unfinished buildings at the Pop resort, especially since there have been new DVC resorts built since then. If anyone knows of another "scrapped" project, please share it with us.

It amazes me each time I see that mess when I stay at Pop. This is the kind of thing Walt Disney would have never allowed! The fact you can see that section from parts of Pop Century and the road is just amazing. I mean they have vast underground networks at the parks for the cm's to get around so that you don't see employees coming in and out of work, yet they have this whole abandoned section of a resort that looks like it got hit by a nuclear bomb. I just dont' get it.
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Maybe they will turn the abandoned properties into Haunted Disney attractions! LOL! It is Disney afterall, you never know what is around the corner!
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