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Old 07-05-2006, 11:06 PM   #181
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Here's one of River Country in 1983. . . you can see the Contemporary in the background! I LOVED RIVER COUNTRY!!
What Is River Country Now???????
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Old 07-05-2006, 11:45 PM   #182
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I'm loving these old pictures.

Did ya notice that in the 70s and 80s people looked a bit "dressed up" for touring the parks? I spotted some dresses in some the really old pictures.

This one from Timon/Cass of Baloo kills me.It looks like the costume is 3 pieces,pants ,shirt and head!

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Old 07-05-2006, 11:59 PM   #183
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I just remembered I had this picture of DH Joe's Mom,Lucy (she passed away 2 years ago ) in Epcot from 1982.She's standing on the WS Lagoon in Italy.

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Old 07-06-2006, 06:26 AM   #184
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WOW guys these are some great pics, imagine in like 20years and we can post our Disneys photos from 2000, saying there old.

keep em coming

i love seeing the ones from like 20years like the 70's and 80's
i have some from the mid 90's
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Old 07-06-2006, 06:45 AM   #185
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If a kid could walk, well, then, that kid's gonna walk!!! And Definitely - NO CRYING!!
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I'm sorry - there's no crying in BASEBALL. Crying over a stroller is perfectly permissible.
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Old 07-06-2006, 07:01 AM   #186
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What Is River Country Now???????
It's really just an empty space now I'm sure they have plans for it for someday.
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Old 07-06-2006, 08:01 AM   #187
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Well, now after spending 30 minutes this morning looking through the wonderful pictures on this thread, I am going to have to dig up my old family photos too. I'll have to wait til I go to my mom's. First trip to WDW for me was 1975.

Thanks everyone, for the walk down memory lane.
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Old 07-06-2006, 08:14 AM   #188
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Well, I'm in my (*gasp*) late 30's and growing up, I didn't know ANY parents who wanted to shell out money for something they didn't need....If a kid could walk, well, then, that kid's gonna walk!!! And Definitely - NO CRYING!!
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Old 07-06-2006, 08:18 AM   #189
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Well, I'm in my (*gasp*) late 30's and growing up, I didn't know ANY parents who wanted to shell out money for something they didn't need....If a kid could walk, well, then, that kid's gonna walk!!! And Definitely - NO CRYING!!
Can I get a witness?!?!?!?!
I wonder if there are fewer strollers in the picture because it used to be harder to get a stroller? I seem to remember my Dad waiting in quite a long line that didn't move very quickly to get us strollers. Or maybe it just seemed like a long time to a little kid who wanted to get inside the park already! In any case, they have it down to a science now.
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Old 07-06-2006, 08:25 AM   #190
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What Is River Country Now???????
Parts of it are actually still there. If you go out to Fort Wilderness and go to Mickey's Backyard BBQ, it is right next door. You can still see water slides and such. In fact the bathroom closest to the BBQ site is in the old locker rooms. From what I have read on Disboards, Disney closed it down because all that sunscreen and who knows what else from the swimmers was polluting Bay Lake. This is the same reason why you can't swim at the beach at the Poly and GF anymore.
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:38 AM   #191
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Wanted to share a picture of me and my siblings with the mouse himself in May of 1980.

I can't though since I haven't posted a lot.



I remember River Country. We went in October of 1983 and I fell asleep in a hammock and got a bad sunburn.

I guess I better post more frequently.
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:51 AM   #192
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BUMP!!!! more photos please
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Parts of it are actually still there. If you go out to Fort Wilderness and go to Mickey's Backyard BBQ, it is right next door. You can still see water slides and such. In fact the bathroom closest to the BBQ site is in the old locker rooms. From what I have read on Disboards, Disney closed it down because all that sunscreen and who knows what else from the swimmers was polluting Bay Lake. This is the same reason why you can't swim at the beach at the Poly and GF anymore.
I thought you couldn't swim in Bay Lake due to high bacteria levels. I thought they closed River Country because it was not cost effective to keep it open.

I did go to Mickey's Backyard BBQ and it was fun to see River Country. It was a neat place, we hadn't visited since they opened Typhoon Lagoon.
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Old 07-06-2006, 10:11 AM   #194
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This thread has made me smile, as well as cry with laughter!!

Our first trip was only in 96, when I was 15 and the castle was halfway to becoming a cake - none of the photos are scanned yet and our scanner broke - will have to see if I can get my parents scanner and do some.

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these are so much fun it brings back all the memories I have of Disney with my parents thanks for the memories Disers!!!
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