24 photos of Walt Disney World’s abandoned River Country water park


River Country, opened in 1976, was the first water park at Walt Disney World, with two large pools, five water slides, and an "old-fashioned swimming hole" vibe. But it was no match for the modern water parks, folding in 2001 after giving generations of local kids and tourists fond memories to last a lifetime. Here are some of our favorite historical photos of the park in its heyday.