River Country Closed by Brain-Eating Amoeba, Part 2

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Published on October 04, 2012 at 11:29 pm with 1 Comment

If you use Google to search for the reason that Disney’s River Country closed, you’ll find the same story over and over. The wording varies, but it’s typically something like this: “New Florida laws required waterparks to use water from municipal water systems, not from natural bodies of water.” The explanation seems plausible. Whatever Disney had done to prevent a repeat of the amoebic meningoencephalitis death in 1980 was clearly working. But, if you believe the explanation, pesky government bureaucrats or well-meaning, but clueless legislators made it impossible for Disney to keep River Country open legally. But what was the real reason River Country was closed at Walt Disney World? Read on for the rest of the story on Yesterland:  Read the full article here

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  • JMazz

    Thx for the update (part two). I always wondered this and couldn’t get a straight answer!