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

Last Updated on: May 26th, 2023

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 My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and

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