Discovery River Boats – Extinct Disney World Attractions
Discovery River Boats Description:
The Discovery River Boats were a tour-like boat ride and an opening day attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It traveled along the Discovery River around the central Tree of Life with docks at Safari Village and in Asia. There were a number of features and gags that were planned for this ride (think Jungle Cruise), but never materialized due to budgetary concerns. The ride was rebooted a few times and then closed permanently in 1999, little more than a year after the ride opened.
Ride Experience Video:
Here is a look at the ride experience back in the day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom…