7 Experiences at Walt Disney World That Have Closed Over the Years

River Country

5) River Country

Disney’s River Country was the first water park on Disney property, well before Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon came onto the scene. It opened in 1976 as an old-fashioned swimming hole near Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. The park featured two pools, one with clean-water and one with a sandy bottom with water filtered in from Bay Lake, five water slides and two children’s areas. It also had a nature trail and pony rides. The park closed at the end of its season in November 2001 and never reopened.  Photo credit


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