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I Remember... Lost Attractions of WDW & More Discuss Discovery Island in the I Remember... forums; I didn't mind it whatsoever. I am not crazy about birds either....
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    i remember the HUGE tortises there.. My uncle was the area manager for Discovery Island from I believe 97' to '99 when they closed it.

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    I actually have a memory about it
    This one goes way back....to my first trip to WDW, in 1971...
    I was 10 when my folks drove me, my sister, and my grandma from NJ down to WDW!
    We towed our 27 foot trailer down there and stayed at Fort Wilderness....
    One day we rented a BIG canoe, and started paddling around the big lake...
    We decided we would go check out "that island out there"...
    We paddled over to it, pulled up on the shore and started looking around!
    There was NOTHING there... no dock...no trails..nothing... very rural..
    We wondered over about 1/3 of it, and as a kid i remember it being kinda scary, as there was a fair amount of life on the island, none of it was a controlled attraction!!

    We paddled back over to Fort Wilderness and enjoyed our little adventure!

    Honestly, i hadnt thought much about it since..... till i read this fourm

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    "I claim this island in the name of Waltsmyrealname!" ...lol

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    Discovery Island

    I'm pretty sure we went on the island when I was a kid. I don't remember much about it at all -- yes, birds and the boat on the shore.

    But I thought there was some Tom Sawyer theming with it. I realize there's Tom Sawyer Island in Frontierland, that was my childhood impression.

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    Oh I know that place! I never got a chance to go there, (I am only 13), but one time we were staying at the Wilderness Lodge and we were riding a boat over to the Magic Kingdom and passed it. I was like, "woah what's that!" We had a very friendly, very old, CM driving the boat and at first he said that's where they send all the kids under 18, lol I knew he was kidding. Then he explained the Discovery Island thing and said it went away when they built AW. Guess I'll never get a chance to go there.
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    i wish i could go there too but i wasnt even born when it was open (13)...
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