15 July 2014

The Wild Slide

Last week on the Disney Parks Blog, Nate Rasmussen had a great glimpse back looking at a pair of construction and attraction photos from Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach Water Parks. It got me thinking of the original Vacation Kingdom spot to cool down during the high heat of summer, River Country.

Here’s a great overhead shot of Whoop-‘N-Holler Hollow, River Country main attraction, with guests and Goofy twisting and turning their way down to the swimmin’ hole below. Of course, River Country was more than a one trick pony, and you can see lots of great moments further on back in this photograph. There’s volleyball taking place in the water, the Cypress Point Trail that ran along the shores of Bay Lake and through the willows and cypresses, the tire swing, rope climb, and, of course, picnic areas.  My personal favorite is also here, the Cable Ride, aka the zip line. How long were you able to hold on as you raced across the all-natural pool before you took a plunge into the cold water below?

There were a lot of great things happening at River Country that can’t be seen here. Attractions such as the Boom Swing, White Water Rapids, Kiddie Cove, Slippery Slide Falls, and Upstream Plunge each had their own fans that couldn’t wait to visit their favorite corner of the swimmin’ hole. I don’t know about you, but my favorite place to swim back home, never quite cut it once I had my first taste of Fort Wilderness’ version!

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