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Old 04-06-2008, 11:32 AM   #1141
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I don't know what is more sad. Seeing this, or panning over on your link to see how run down river country is now. I know I've seen some pictures someone took from inside RC somtime reciently, and it looked like a old western ghost town.
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:35 AM   #1142
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How ironic is it that my first post on this thread is the first post on page 77. The same year as my first trip to WDW, as my name states, back when I was 5.
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:09 PM   #1143
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awesome pics

There are some awesome pics on this thread. One thing that really stands out to me is the lack of little ones in the 70's pics. That and the lack of strollers.
I remember 20,000 and the skyway. Those were great classic rides.
Those saucers in that one photo look way dangerous wow!
I remember Discovery Island. When we visited in the late 80's they were training monkeys there to help with wheelchair bound children.
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There are some awesome pics on this thread. One thing that really stands out to me is the lack of little ones in the 70's pics. That and the lack of strollers.
I remember my grandmother emphatically stating to me when I was young, "Not until your 6." I think it was a different mentality back then. Now there are travel systems from birth through early elementary, educational programs for the under 6 set, and more and more parents take their very young children on vacation with greater frequency. I think I was the first generation in my family to have a car seat! Back then if you were really young someone held you or you laid in the seat. My DH's mom had pumpkin seats for the floorboard for him, but that was about it in the way of car safety!
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:34 PM   #1145
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. I think I was the first generation in my family to have a car seat! Back then if you were really young someone held you or you laid in the seat. My DH's mom had pumpkin seats for the floorboard for him, but that was about it in the way of car safety!
I remember fighting with my sister over who had to lay over the hot hump in the back. Anyone else remember doing that?
I look at my kids sleeping in their seats now and think how uncomfortable they must be. The freedom to lay down in the seat. Of course I too remember the 70's and sleeping in the area under the back window.
Cars back then were made of steel and not fiberglass though.
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Old 04-06-2008, 05:26 PM   #1146
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Oh, wow. I had forgotten all about the 'hot hump' in the back of the car. No one today who's under 35ish will likely know what you're talking about.
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Old 04-06-2008, 05:49 PM   #1147
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Oh, wow. I had forgotten all about the 'hot hump' in the back of the car. No one today who's under 35ish will likely know what you're talking about.
Oh the memories of the "hot hump". And that was when cars had vinyl seats and air conditioning wasn't standard so you had to ride with all the windows in the car down just to get any air. I can't believe that we didn't wear seat belts either - back then if you wore a seat belt you were just crazy. If there weren't car inspection requirements most people would have cut the darn things out. (Of course I remember when gas was 23 cents a gallon. )
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:12 PM   #1148
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I love these old pics! It takes me back to when I was a kid, going there with my parents!
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:57 PM   #1149
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This is me and my brother in front of the Magic Kingdom on our first trip down
in the mid 70's.Unfortunately all of our pictures from this time period have become
really faded so the colors of the flowers don't come out well.
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:52 AM   #1150
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I suppose this now counts as an 'Old Disney Park Photo'?

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Old 05-08-2008, 06:30 PM   #1151
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LOVE LOVE LOVE this thread! If I ever get to the end of it I'll add some pictures too! (I'm on page 50....so many wonderful pictures to look at!)
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:12 PM   #1152
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I suppose this now counts as an 'Old Disney Park Photo'?
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This one was an oldie that was enjoyed.

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Old 05-12-2008, 01:34 AM   #1154
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River Country March 1998

We went to WDW for the second part of out honeymoon....I have some pics from River Country& Discovery Island I'd like to share.

I am so glad I took the camera! Next time we went back RC was no more! That's my DH sliding down the water slide.


DH has a great time here! It was a little chilly during our visit but he had a good time anyway...seen here on the rope.


I loved this slide! That's my DH on the right slide about to go in!


Here's another...Doesn't he look like he's having the time of his life!?


See him way out in the middle swinging on something?



Here he is swimming back in...



I don't see him in this one (I guess he was under the water?)
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:38 AM   #1155
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River Country/Discovery Island

I found some old flyers you guys might like to see...These are from March of 1998.








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