Disney's River Country, 1991

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Title

Disney's River Country, 1991

Alternative Title

Disney's River Country

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Lake Buena Vista (Fla.)
Theme parks

Description

Disney's River Country, located at the Walt Disney World Resort Bay Lake near Orlando, Florida, in June of 1991. In the first photograph, Dennis Cepero (b. 1986) can be seen in the bottom left corner wearing a white t-shirt. In the second photograph, Ray Cepero (b. 1947) can be seen in a blue swimsuit, with his daughter, Laura Lynn Cepero (b. 1987) sitting to his right.

Set on the shore of Bay Lake, Disney's first water park opened on June 20, 1976. The wilderness-theme water park utilized a water-filtering system that used water dammed from Bay Lake. Despite competition from Disney's more successful water parks—Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach—River Country continued to operate until September 1, 2001. Originally, the park had planned to re-open when the warm-weather season came around in the spring of 2002. However, business for all Disney attractions suffered as a result of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001. River Country did not re-open due to lack of guest demand.

Source

Original color photographs, June 1991: Private Collection of Nancy Lynn Cepero.

Date Created

ca. 1991-06

Contributor

Cepero, Nancy Lynn

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photographs, June 1991.

Is Part Of

Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

140 KB
164 KB

Medium

2 color photographs

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Disney's River Country, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Nancy Lynn Cepero and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"RIVER COUNTRY." Walt Disney World. http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/guides/river/river.htm.
"River Country Closed by Brain-Eating Amoeba?" Yesterland. http://www.yesterland.com/rivercountry.html.
"Disney's River Country Abandoned." Modern Day Ruins. http://www.moderndayruins.com/2008/01/disneys-river-country.html.

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