Talk:Disney's River Country

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Closure[edit]

I am striking the subheading regarding closure of the park. There are multiple theme parks operating within the state including Weeki Wachee Springs which continue to operate in natural bodies of water. The claim purporting this reason is uncited and I am unable to verify its legitimacy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by ThomasAndrewNimmo (talkcontribs) 19:47, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

My impression is that certain measures would have had to be taken that Disney wasn't willing to take, due to the use of a natural body of water. I'll see if I can dig up a reference, but I'm not holding my breath, either. Powers T 12:32, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

So... why DID it close then? There has to be info somewhere. -Abelhawk (talk) 20:30, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

A combination of factors; it was too small for the growing popularity of water parks, and it used a natural body of water which resulted in a number of additional complications. Powers T 19:04, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
Here's a source on the closure. [1] It wasn't due to "new laws"; I deleted the unsourced statement that it was. —MillingMachine (talk) 03:56, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Article about a boy's death and brain eating amoeba[edit]

Yesterland did an article about River Country and how a boy was killed there due to Brain eating amoeba, but they do point out that the park closed 21 years after that boys death. [1] 75.157.251.9 (talk) 18:32, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

While this is interesting, and there appears to be an AP story about this, this is still a fan-site with no oversight. If someone could find the original news article (the Yesterland site said it ran in the Orlando Sentinel on August 28, 1980) and thus verify everything in the Yesterland article is correct, then I think it would be a worthwhile addition, although like other such incidents, it would go in the Incidents at Walt Disney World article. --McDoobAU93 18:53, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

Where is it now?[edit]

Does anyone know what happenned to it or where it is today? Just Curious. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Guitar Hero: Mario Mix (talkcontribs) 20:18, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

It's still in the same location it always was, just not operational. Powers T 13:16, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

A lot of original research sourced to a couple of blogs[edit]

I see that this has been discussed before on this talk page, but I notice that a lot of the info that's been removed for being unreliably sourced has been re-added. I'm going to remove anything that's not reliably sourced, because there's a ton of it. LAroboGuy (talk) 22:21, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://yesterland.com/rivercountry.html