Tag Archives: River Country

Recap~ River Country Resort On the Horizon

Recap~ River Country Resort On the Horizon 1 If you ever ride the boats across Bay lake from Fort Wilderness Campground and Resort or Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, you can’t miss the eyesore that once was the popular water park, River Country. Since it’s close in 2001, Disney has let the property deteriorate, not even draining the pool until 2016. According to the Orlando Sentinel, that’s all about to change!  With construction set to begin in 2019, the Continue Reading

A bit of “spooky” Disney…. River Country & Discovery Island, now vs then!

A bit of "spooky" Disney.... River Country & Discovery Island, now vs then! 2 Did you know about the history here? Read on! You know that creepy old abandoned house at the top of the hill that no one will go to?……  Well at Walt Disney World there is a whole island *dramatic pause* and a water park, Discovery Island and River Country, which have that same effect. These are the only two parks Disney opened that closed and never reopened. I will not give the exact location because recentl Continue Reading

TMSM Myth Busters: Attraction and Park Myths

TMSM Myth Busters: Attraction and Park Myths 3 The goal of this blog series is to factually prove or disprove rumors and myths in the Disney-verse. Tonight on TMSM Mythbusters we’re taking on more reader suggestions! River Country Closed Because? Daniella Ortiz De Cammalleri asked “Was River Country abandoned due to water contamination?” Walt Disney’s River Country was a seasonal water park near Fort Wilderness. River Country opened in 1976 Continue Reading

A bit of “spooky” Disney…. River Country & Discovery Island, now vs then!

A bit of "spooky" Disney.... River Country & Discovery Island, now vs then! 4 TMSM’s 31 Days of Halloween continues! While this isn’t really a “halloween” article, these locations have turned into some thing spooky on Disney property! Enjoy reading! You know that creepy old abandoned house at the top of the hill that no one will go to?……  Well at Walt Disney World there is a whole island *dramatic pause* and a water park, Discovery Island and River Country, whi Continue Reading