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Old 12-08-2009, 08:15 PM   #46
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Those are amazing pics! And I'm just a bit bummed that someone just trashed that partners in excellence plaque My mother won that one year - its still one her fave highlights from her WDW career. Lots of CMs hold that achievement in high esteem.

I'm more than a little curious how you gained access tho
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:48 PM   #47
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Those pictures are incredible! Last trip down the gate was up so we took our bikes back and I tried to explain to my boys and hubby what was behind the fencing and we were climbing up to see what we could see but then got kind of nervous as a cm came out to watch us....never said anything except good morning and stood there waiting till we rode our bikes back out and then he shut the gate. I am saddened to see what has become RC. I have great memories from when I was young. Unfortunately when I took my own family to WDW for the first time, RC was closed for refurbishment (fall 1999) and closed permanently by the next time we got down. Thank you for sharing these pics.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:15 AM   #48
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Andrew I can get you to Discovery Island I would love to do it PM me and let me know if you are in?
This is one of those things I just want to watch. I can see Todd and TCD in camo heading to DI. Is Richie building a submarine golf cart for this voyage as we speak? Are you looking for a millionaire sponsor to fund this trip? You do realize after this is conquered this is the final frontier right? I mean what else could top it?
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:59 AM   #49
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This is one of those things I just want to watch. I can see Todd and TCD in camo heading to DI. Is Richie building a submarine golf cart for this voyage as we speak? Are you looking for a millionaire sponsor to fund this trip? You do realize after this is conquered this is the final frontier right? I mean what else could top it?
I think we should be waiting on the beach with walkie talkies, as the support team. Waiting with some nice cold drinks and snacks. Not for them, for us. We can call them if we see any snoopy cast members, and give them the code word, 'tippy toe' or 'whippoorwill' (reference to 'Seinfeld' and 'The Andy Griffith Show').
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TDC I was just told the only way I can go if Rudy drives
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:48 AM   #51
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TDC I was just told the only way I can go if Rudy drives
Let's see if if have this right.

Rudy, the dog, will drive us to Discovery Island?

Sounds like a great plan to me!

What could possibly go wrong?

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TDC I was just told the only way I can go if Rudy drives
I had a feeling Rudy was going to play a part in this. I have a 2 person kayak I'm willing to loan to the cause. It's blue and white. Should I get the Realtree camo paint ordered?
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Rudy is a better boat driver but if you what Shelby she
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Oh, please take a video camera.....
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Funny you should mention Discovery Island. I am willing to bet that similar conditions exist out there. I have been mulling over some ideas on how to get out there. I think that I will need an accomplice. Let me know when you will be at the Fort next, and we can team up on this one. TCD
Your good TCD but Discovery Island would be tough challenge. I have rented a pontoon a couple of times and tried to just get close to the docks to get a peak of the interior of the island from the boat only to have one of those Boston Whalers zoom over to me and chase me off. If you could pull off a photo story it would prove you worthy of a job at 60 minutes or maybe a starring role in a James Bond movie. DS and I would team up with you. You can put on a black wetsuit and we will go out in two boats. One boat would go distract the CM by entering the "Sammy Zone" while you got close to the island and slipped in for a quick swim to shore. I can hear the Mission Impossible theme playing as I type.
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TCD This will be fun and Cherlye has a great new camera
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I have such fond memories of River Country first water park my kids went to, the first water slides were in the Kiddie cover, they were great slides. It was so convenient to just go to the water park from our camp site, we all loved the main pool, as it was very deep, people could dive in, and the water was always nice and cold which was welcome on hot summer days. I never understood why they did not keep the pool open for FW.
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Love the pics! You definately deserve the super sleuth award!

The Discovery Island venture woudl be super tough, so many boats and ferries passing all the time. Seems like something that would have to be done under the cover of darkness, but with all the snakes and gators around it would be pretty risky. Good luck
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Also the original entrance and the two large buildings on the left are now part of Mickey's Backyard BBQ. You can see the "rocks" while you are waiting to visit characters at the BBQ.

I think it is so odd how Disney just abandoned River Country.

Anyway, I found an interesting digital recreation of the park on you tube if anyone is interested:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui1WLZ2cKcw

just skip the first 30 seconds or so...
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I was watching some old You Tube videos of RC, and I saw this logo at the end of one of them. I don't recall seeing this before. Anyone else recognize it??


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