See What Disney’s River Country Looks Like Now – 15 Years After Closing

disney's river countryIt is always interesting (and sad) to see what theme parks look like after they close. In the case of Disney’s River Country, the popular Disney World water park that was in operation from 1976-2001 and located near Fort Wilderness, much of the park remains with a bunch of vegetation growing over it.

Photographer Seph Lawless visited the abandoned park recently and took a bunch of pictures for his new book Autopsy of America: The Death of a Nation (affiliate link). Here is a gallery of some of his amazing photos of the park. Have a look. The park really does have an spooky feel to it these days.

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Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us and DisneyEverything.com My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back but was deepened by two semi-recent developments:1) The birth of my son (who is now 6 years old and can't get enough Disney); and 2) Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm/Star Wars (did I mention I was a super Star Wars geek?)I recently came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching it with my son, so it only made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it.