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I Remember... Lost Attractions of WDW & More Discuss What replaced River Country? in the I Remember... forums; http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=...&scene=3930025 Here's an aerial shot of the abandoned River Country. How sad....
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    Re: What replaced River Country?

    http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=...&scene=3930025 Here's an aerial shot of the abandoned River Country. How sad.

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    Re: What replaced River Country?

    It looks like fun. They should totally re-open it as a Fort Wilderness pool or a water park. I wish I could go there but I think it was not open when I first went. It is sad to see abandon stuff like that at disney
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    Re: What replaced River Country?

    Lou's thread on RC
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    Re: What replaced River Country?

    Wasn't there something like a bird sanctuary out by River Country?
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    Re: What replaced River Country?

    There's an island you can see from River Country out in Bay Lake it was called Discovery Island, and yes it was a bird sanctuary and had exhibits with birds and other animals as well, Lou has this listing on it:
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    Re: What replaced River Country?

    What replaced River Country? Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach.
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    Does anyone know the show number that Lou talked about this????
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    Re: What replaced River Country?

    Is that why RC was closed, a bacteria issue? Or something else? I have fond memories of going there when I was a kid. Shame it is closed and not being used.



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    Yep, Brain-Eating Amoeba have infected many lakes around Florida, including those at WDW. They're also the reason the closed the beaches at the Poly.
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    Cant they somehow kill the Brain-Eating Amoeba??
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    Re: What replaced River Country?

    I think River Country was closed for a variety of reasons. I've read the water quality was a factor but I also read parking was a bigger issue. For RC guests who didn't stay at Ft. Wilderness, parking was a major problem. Guests needed to be shuttled to and from the park. Think of the expense of running shuttles all day vs opening 2 new waterparks where shuttles aren't needed. Extra expense is what killed RC.

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    They could move a parking lot to somewhere closer
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    Re: What replaced River Country?

    Quote Originally Posted by wallfan329 View Post
    They could move a parking lot to somewhere closer
    ...but they didn't. It was a beautiful place. I still have a few framed 35 mm 5X7's I shot from the boardwalk that went through the cypress trees.

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