For so much of Walt Disney World’s history guests were bound by the restriction of 12, 24, or 36 shot film rolls. To get some of those perfect shots, the ones you wanted all your friends and family to see, guests were often left to the merciful hands of the postcard photography gods. Walt Disney World never let us down, with postcard after postcard of magnificently timed and/or staged photos that captured the perfect view.
Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have one last splash through our favorite water park. Even if it is extinct! A while back we looked at one of the postcard booklets from Fort Wilderness’ formative years. The booklets that contained mini postcard stubs to take home with you after you had sent the perforated postcard off to a friend or loved-one. This time out, we’re taking a tour through the early years to see just what the swimmin’ hole had to offer!
Shooting the White Water Rapids at River Country begins slowly. But soon, guests are caught up in a slippery race with a splashy ending in the Ol’ Swimmin’ Hole.
RIVER COUNTRY REALLY SWINGS!
A daring leap into the Ol’ Swimmin’ Hole from a good old-fashioned tire swing. It’s just one of a wealth of childhood dreams that come true in River Country.
SLIP-SLIDIN’ IN RIVER COUNTRY
Whoop-‘N-Holler Hollow in River Country certainly lives up to its name. Packed with slippery twists and turns, it keeps guests whoopin’ and hollerin’ with glee.
SPLASHY ENDING IN RIVER COUNTRY
Guests prepare to make a big splash at the climax of their slippery race down the White Water Rapids in River Country… a grand plunge into the Ol’ Swimmin’ Hole.
River Country’s quiet beaches are havens for sun worshipping and picnics. Nearby, Cypress Point Trail showcases Florida’s natural splendor.
RIVER COUNTRY’S AQUATIC PLAYGROUND
The Play Pond is a favorite aquatic playground for little splashers. An entire section of River Country overflows with child-size slides and wading pools.
SHOOTING RAPIDS IN RIVER COUNTRY
Shooting the White Water Rapids in River Country makes hearts race, as guests whoosh through a waterfall and plunge into the Ol’ Swimmin’ Hole.
CHILDHOOD JOY IN RIVER COUNTRY
Huck Finn’s spirit lives on at the Ol’ Swimmin’ Hole in River Country. Tire swings, white water rapids, twisting-turning slides, and spacious beaches abound.