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Old 12-17-2009, 07:38 PM   #91
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Old pictures

I saw a couple pictures, and a short utube film (thanks by the way), but what would make this thread really complete is all the pictures of the old (in use) water park as possible.
I went when I was a child, some 30 years ago, and still have some memories of the place. I remember the barrel bridge and the swings...
Scary thing is a couple of the pictures and maybe even the film strip could very well have me in the picture somewhere.
Haunting really.
BTW, was there anything left of the nature trail when these pictures were taken?
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:26 PM   #93
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Wow-- This was really cool. I went to river country once in 1986. We walked in at park opening and got chased out at closing.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:21 AM   #94
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I am certain Disney would not be thrilled that those pictures were taken. I kind of relate seeing these pictures to seeing the aftermath of a storm. You really want to look but it is kind of voyeuristic. Sometimes it is better to let someone or something rest in peace.
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I am going to link it up to my blog too. i want disney to do something with this valuable land!
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:19 PM   #96
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I was cruising an old photo thread on the Theme Parks community board and ran across some great photos someone took of RC from when they were there as a kid. HERE

Also Discovery Island pics HERE

More RC/DI pics HERE

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Old 12-19-2009, 12:44 AM   #97
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I never went to River Country, but it is so sad to see those photos of it today. It looks like it was a really neat place. So sad to see that Disney has just left it to rot. Incredible photos! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:48 AM   #98
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I am going to link it up to my blog too. i want disney to do something with this valuable land!
Honestly ... I think Disney has enough $$$ to plow this over!!!
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Unhappy Wow...creepy

It seems like a huge disaster happened, and everyone just ran out instead of being killed. Especially with the shack having garbage all over it and the banner left on the ground along with the tube. I mean people could have atleast cleaned up the garbage. This is a nice spot of land that they could utilize, and its just wasteing time, but i guess not money, there is no upkeep!
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:03 AM   #100
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Wow. Major memories brought back for me. I vividly remember the kiddie cove section. I was very upset when they closed it in 2001.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:47 AM   #101
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My family loved going to River Country. It's a very sad picture now. I wonder why they have not cleaned it up (if there is a reason besides money of course).
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Wow, what an awesome set of photos! The memories these just brought back, even viewing it in this state of disarray, are truly heart warming. What a shame though. So hard to believe Disney would just let an area like this totally decay.

Either way, thanks for this!
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Is this thread linked on another board or something? I swear 24 hours ago there were about 3,000 views. It's now up over 40,000 and climbing fast. Seems odd for our little camping board. Unless the Feds are onto this little excursion you guys took and are doing surveillance. We better all scatter and change our usernames. From now on I'll go by DaveFromTN...that'll throw 'em off the trail!
This link was also tweeted by TheDIS late last night, which is how I found it. These are some GREAT photos, I wish I'd had the opportunity to go to River Country on my trip in '99.
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Never got to go myself.

Of course, at that time, I doubt I would have remembered much of it. I don't remember going on Mr. Toad's.
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