River Country

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  1. ynottony99

    ynottony99 Ask me about the Mickey Waffles!!!!!!!

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    Discovery Island.

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  3. mdoc

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    Hmmm. TCD, maybe you could go into Discovery Island by air. One of those parasailing trips gone bad, or something like that. I look forward to those pictures and have faith that I'll someday be seeing them.
     
  4. RocklandRVers

    RocklandRVers Mouseketeer

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    All this talk of Discovery Island piqued my curiousity and I did a google search. Here is some interesting history including some very recent plans to develop DI. TCD got the plans to the new pool. Maybe he can scout up the plans referred to on this website:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discovery_Island_(Florida)
     
  5. DisCamper

    DisCamper Just waiting for the next WDW trip

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    Here is the part that I love...
    "From the early 1900s, it was known as Raz Island, named after the family that lived there. In the late 1930s, it was purchased for $800 by a man named Delmar "Radio Nick" Nicholson, who renamed the island "Idle Bay Isle" for 20 years with his wife and pet crane. It was later purchased, renamed “Riles Island,” and used as a hunting retreat long before being bought by Disney (under a fake name, of course), in 1965."
     
  6. mnsprk

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    Let's add a little "life" to this discussion July 1979..[​IMG]
     
  7. ynottony99

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  9. DaveInTN

    DaveInTN I'm Not The Castle Guy

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    Tony, are my eyes deceiving me or is that you and Andrew on Discovery Island??
     
  10. Towncrier

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    Awesome post!!! Thanks so much for sharing a part of Disney history with us. I regret having not bugged my folks enough to take us to River Country when it was still open. This is the next best thing.
     
  11. BradyBz12

    BradyBz12 1340.63 miles too far from the Fort

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    Hmm... where'd ya hide the copter?? :rotfl2:
     
  12. Kevitivity

    Kevitivity Earning My Ears

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    Cool photos
     
  13. k_null81

    k_null81 Mouseketeer

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    Those are some amazing photo's! Wish I could have visited before it shut down.

    I would also LOVE to see some current photo's of Discovery Island.
     
  14. Gdad

    Gdad I'm fuzzy on the whole good-bad thing

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    Excellent set of very interesting images.
     
  15. ynottony99

    ynottony99 Ask me about the Mickey Waffles!!!!!!!

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    Maybeeeeeee. :3dglasses
     
  16. DaveInTN

    DaveInTN I'm Not The Castle Guy

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    Oh this is gonna be good.
    popcorn::
     
  17. DaveInTN

    DaveInTN I'm Not The Castle Guy

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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. :confused3 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!
     
  18. BradyBz12

    BradyBz12 1340.63 miles too far from the Fort

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    Do we all have to swear some oath of secrecy? pirate:
     
  19. LONE-STAR

    LONE-STAR <font color=green>1000 miles to far from Disney<br

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    Not sure how I missed this thread. Great job TCD.
     
  20. Orchdirector1

    Orchdirector1 Earning My Ears

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    Greetings, all. I see that some of you are wondering why your number of views just skyrocketed. This photo set was featured today on the blog boingboing. That's how I found you, and what cool stuff this is!

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Although, frankly I'm surprised Disney hasn't already turned that area into more hotels or condos.
     
  21. DaveInTN

    DaveInTN I'm Not The Castle Guy

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    Thanks for clearing that up Orchdirector1!
     
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