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Abandoned Disney

A friend of my mine posted this on facebook. It is definitely interesting.

http://io9.com/the-trashed-remains-of-abandoned-disney-projects-1466546591

The other half of Pop Century that was abandoned was built as Art of Animation. The buildings that were built, were kept and just re-imagined.

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I was just telling my mom about the abandoned legendary years of Pop Century and how it was turned into AoA.

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That was really cool to look at!

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Great topic Mandy! awesome

I've always been interested in the abandoned areas of Disney World. Especially River Country and Discovery Island.

Here are some photos I took on one of our visits. Don't worry, there was no trespassing involved (I would never think of it!). All photos were taken from public spaces. The photos of what remains of River Country was just me holding the camera up high enough or standing on rocks to see over the wall.

First, Discovery Island... You can still make out some of the structures and some nets that I think they used to keep birds in there.





And this was River Country...



















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I would pay money to go exploring in places like these!

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I guess there is Mowgli's Palace somewhere and Treasure Island as well. One of them is in the Caribbean and the other one of the Carolinas I guess. Does anyone know of these places?

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*sigh* I can remember slipping down those slides into the cool blue pool below. It's so sad for me to see it like that.

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Kristen K. wrote:
*sigh* I can remember slipping down those slides into the cool blue pool below. It's so sad for me to see it like that.

I keep hoping that Disney wants to restore it up to today's standards if that's at all possible since it's using lake water.

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What I find strange is that they just left it to rot. Why not remove it and put it back to nature? Disney does some bizarre things and this is one of them.

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I was most disturbed by the upper floor of the Imagination pavilion. What a beautiful sunlit space, left to sit empty and moldering. Why not move some of the downstairs stuff up there?

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I was thinking the same thing about the River Country slides. I have video of my oldest dropping off those slides as well.

We had a lot of fun there.

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They do some of the YES programs on the upper floor of Imagination. It is a lovely space.

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Glad to know that beautiful atrium isn't just sitting there empty and abandoned. Although I still think they should reopen it somehow with some kind of permanent exhibit so everyone can see it.