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A quick look at Disney World’s forgotten water park

Walt Disney World once had a water park with a dark history that has recently resurfaced.

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Walt Disney World was once home to a water park, which has been forgotten and buried due to its dark history.

What’s going on?

Snopes.com recently looked into the forgotten Skyway steps at Disneyland, which are a reminder of an old Skyway ride at the theme park.

But there’s a brief mention of the old Disney River Country, which was the first water park at Walt Disney World, according to Snopes.

  • The water park opened in 1976 but closed 25 years later in 2001.
  • Video footage still exists of the water park on YouTube. In fact, one video — which comes from 1981 — shows a packed crowd of people at the park.

The deadly history

The waterpark, though, had a dark history. In fact, reports suggest the water park has been forgotten because of its dark past.

Originally, the events of Sept. 11, 2001, were to blame for the closure. However, there are reports of three separate incidents in the ’80s that might be to blame, according to reports.