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  • On Mar 30, 2009
    Michele from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Visited WDW 13 yrs ago. I believe we went to WR & Campground to swim in the lake (for free) w/rope swing over the lake, & inner tubes, rented motor boats. Is this still available? Looking at this option instead of a Water Theme Park ticket purchas

    Hi, Michele!      I believe what you are recalling is what was Disney's first waterpark, "River Country."  With its Ol'  Swimmin' Hole, and laid back atmosphere, it gave you the feeling of stepping back into a lazy summer day.   Unfortunately, River Country is permanently closed, and your waterpark choices are now Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.

    So many great memories at River Country, the old Discovery Island, Kitchen Kabaret in Epcot, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride in Magic Kingdom . . . Walt Disney World is always evolving, but I sure do miss some of the "oldie but goodie"  attractions and destinations!

    I hope you enjoy new discoveries in WDW and making new magical memories!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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