River Country?!? - Page 2 - PassPorter - A Community of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel Forums
PassPorter.com
Award-winning travel guidebooks

   guidebooks   |   news   |   podcasts   |   boards   |   blog   |   worksheets   |   photos   |   articles   |   updates   |   register   |   follow us on


Forums Closed
As of January 1, 2019, we have closed our forums. This is a decision we did not come to lightly, but it is necessary. The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk. The server software itself must be updated, and it cannot be without removing the forums.

So it is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our long-running forums. They came online in 2000 and brought together so many wonderful Disney fans. We had friendships form, careers launch, couples marry, children born ... all because of this amazing community.

Thank you to each of you who were a part of this community. You made it possible.

And a very special thank you to our Guides (moderators), past and present, who kept our forums a happy place to be. You are the glue that held everything together, and we are forever grateful to you. Thank you aliceinwdw, Caldercup, MrsM, WillCAD, Fortissimo, GingerJ, HiddenMickey, CRCrazy, Eeyoresmom, disneyknut, disneydani, Cam22, chezp, WDWfan, Luvsun, KMB733, rescuesk, OhToodles!, Colexis Mom, lfredsbo, HiddenMickey, DrDolphin, DopeyGirl, duck addict, Disneybine, PixieMichele, Sandra Bostwick, Eeyore Tattoo, DyanKJ130, Suzy Q'Disney, LilMarcieMouse, AllisonG, Belle*, Chrissi, Brant, DawnDenise, Crystalloubear, Disneymom9092, FanOfMickey, Goofy4Goofy, GoofyMom, Home4us123, iamgrumpy, ilovedisney247, Jennifer2003, Jenny Pooh, KrisLuvsDisney, Ladyt, Laughaholic88, LauraBelle Hime, Lilianna, LizardCop, Loobyoxlip, lukeandbrooksmom, marisag, michnash, MickeyMAC, OffKilter_Lynn, PamelaK, Poor_Eeyore, ripkensnana, RobDVC, SHEANA1226, Shell of the South, snoozin, Statelady01, Tara O'Hara, tigger22, Tink and Co., Tinkerbelz, WDWJAMBA, wdwlovers, Wendyismyname, whoSEZ, WildforWD, and WvuGrrrl. You made the magic.

We want to personally thank Sara Varney, who coordinated our community for many years (among so many other things she did for us), and Cheryl Pendry, our Message Board Manager who helped train our Guides, and Ginger Jabour, who helped us with the PassPorter-specific forums and Live! Guides. Thank you for your time, energy, and enthusiasm​. You made it all happen.

There are other changes as well.

Why? Well, the world has changed. And change with it, we must. The lyrics to "We Go On" for IllumiNations say it best:

We go on to the joy and through the tears
We go on to discover new frontiers
Moving on with the current of the years.
We go on
Moving forward now as one
Moving on with a spirit born to run
Ever on with each rising sun.
To a new day, we go on.

It's time to move on and move forward.

PassPorter is a small business, and for many years it supported our family. But the world changed, print books took a backseat to the Internet, and for a long time now it has been unable to make ends meet. We've had to find new ways to support our family, which means new careers and less and less time available to devote to our first baby, PassPorter.

But eventually, we must move on and move forward. It is the right thing to do.

So we are retiring this newsletter, as we simply cannot keep up with it. Many thanks to Mouse Fan Travel who supported it all these years, to All Ears and MousePlanet who helped us with news, to our many article contributors, and -- most importantly -- to Sara Varney who edited our newsletter so wonderfully for years and years.

And we are no longer charging for the Live Guides. If you have a subscription, it's yours to keep for the lifetime of the Live Guides at no additional cost. The Live Guides will stay online, barring server issues and technical problems, for all of 2019.

That said, PassPorter is not going away. Most of the resources will remain online for as long as we can support them, and after that we will find ways to make whatever we can available. PassPorter means a great deal to us, and to many of you, and we will do our best to keep it alive in whatever way we can. Our server costs are high, and they'll need to come out of our pockets, so in the future you can expect some changes so we can bring those costs down.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your amazing support over the years. Without you, there's no way us little guys could have made something like this happen and given the "big guys" a run for their money. PassPorter was consistently the #3 guidebook after the Unofficial and Official guides, which was really unheard of for such a small company to do. We ROCKED it thanks to you and your support and love!

If you miss us, you can still find some of us online. Sara started a new blog at DisneyParkPrincess.com -- I strongly urge you to visit and get on her mailing list. She IS the Disney park princess and knows Disney backward and forward. And I am blogging as well at JenniferMaker.com, which is a little craft blog I started a couple of years ago to make ends meet. You can see and hear me in my craft show at https://www.youtube.com/c/jennifermaker . Many PassPorter readers and fans are on Facebook, in groups they formed like the PassPorter Trip Reports and PassPorter Crafting Challenge (if you join, just let them know you read about it in the newsletter). And some of our most devoted community members started a forum of their own at Pixie Dust Lane and all are invited over.

So we encourage you to stay in touch with us and your fellow community members wherever works best for you!

Best wishes for a wonderful and magical new year!

Go Back   PassPorter - A Community of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel Forums > PassPorter's Walt Disney World Resort (Florida) > Going Behind the Scenes: Trivia, News, and Rumors at Walt Disney World
Register


Welcome! We're happy you've found the PassPorter Community -- the friendliest place to plan your vacation to Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, and the world in general! You are now viewing the PassPorter Message Board Community as a guest, which gives you limited access. As our guest, feel free to browse our messages by selecting the forum you want to visit from the list below.

To post messages and ask questions, join our FREE community today and you'll get access to tools and resources not available to guests, such as our vacation countown timers, "living" avatars, private messaging system, database searches, downloads, and a special PassPorter discount code. Registration is fast, simple, and completely free. Just click the Join Our Community link.

If you think you've already joined, log in below now. If you don't remember your member name or password, please visit our Member Name and Password Recovery page. You are also welcome to contact us.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-29-2012, 06:38 PM   #16
MosyBliss
Community Rank: Traveler
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Overland Park, KS
Posts: 266

Post Thanks / Like
I bet eventually they will do something to it. It is creepy and I love the pictures and videos.
__________________
Mosy and Meander and our three princesses
My Countdown Counting down to: Mosy and Meander take the train in Fantasyland
Skipping down Main Street USA
My Previous TripsWDW Contemporary July 1989 - DL July 1994 - WDW September 2006 Wilderness Lodge - WDW September 2008 Caribbean Beach - WDW September 2008 Coronado Springs - WDW September 2009 First Family trip All Star Music - WDW September 2010 2nd Honeymoon All Star Music - WDW December 2011 3rd Honeymoon Coronado Springs Resort -WDW September 2012 Super sneaky short trip cause we couldn't pass up the offer Port Orleans French Quarter - WDW December 2012 Family Christmas with Mickey and Minnie Art of Animation Resort (Lion King suite) - WDW February 2014 Escape to home at New Orleans French Quarter - WDW September 2014 Food and Wine Fest? We say YES! - WDW July 2015 Grand Floridian - DL December 2015 - WDW June 2016 Saratoga Springs
MosyBliss is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 07:07 PM   #17
Nova
Community Rank: Globetrotter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Pa
Posts: 3,067

Post Thanks / Like
The big pool that was chloranated would still be able to be used, I remember that was really deep too because of thoes high slides. But the other water you went into did not have chol. in them so that was a problem. The thing in the water becomes a problem when the water temps are to high. I remember the bus driver telling us to stay away from River Country on a trip because the temps in the water was high and that is the first I had heard of that. You use to be able to go in the water at CBR as well when we first went there. They had a rope set up so you wouldnt go out to far where the boats went, but you could go into the water from the sandy areas. Thoes critters can be in any standing water that is to warm and not chol.
__________________
Love the Magic of Disney Thanks Dad for our first 5 trips.
My Countdown Counting down to: Pop Century
Its been awhile
My Previous TripsHRP 90, 93,95,97,98,2001 ALL AT CB, 2002-WL. In 2003 WL,CB, CS 2004 CB,WL 2005 CB,BC/WL ,2006 PC,WL,PC, 2007 FW, PC, 2008-PC , SS, PC. 2009 Poly. PC ,WLV. 2010 PC,AKL. 2011 & 2013 WLV-.2014 WLV-2015 two trips to PC, 2016 -JUNE PC, OCT.PC, 2017 PC
Nova is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 07:58 PM   #18
Tabitha34
Community Rank: Trekker
 
Tabitha34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Crystal Coast, NC
Concierge Level: 7
Posts: 1,340

Post Thanks / Like
Thanks for the links!
__________________


We Turned Her Into A Disney Lovin', Character Huggin', Thrill Ridin' Girl!l My First TR! Completed!


A Little Not So Scary Fun is Right Around The Corner
Fall 2014 PTR

~Tabitha~
My Countdown Counting down to: Our Next Trip to the World!
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsFirst trip to WDW 1985, WDW Dec. 1991, WDW June 1997, Honeymoon WDW Dec. 1998, Cruise Oct. 1999, WDW Dec. 2000, Cruise Oct. 2003,WDW Dec. 2004 First trip with Son, WDW Oct. 2005, WDW Dec. 2005, WDW and Cruise Sept. 2006 First trip with Daughter, WDW First time staying on Property POR 1/28/12-2/4/12, WDW 10/28/14-11/4/14!
Tabitha34 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 07:45 PM   #19
dolphin041599
Community Rank: Globetrotter
 
dolphin041599's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 3,198

Post Thanks / Like
I've never even heard about this place before. Its too bad its in such horrible condition. I can't believe they still have the music and stuff going out there.

Where is/was this place located?
__________________
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsSeptember 26, 2004 - CBR/Disney Wonder (Land and Sea Package); March 28- April 4, 2009 - POP Century/WDW - Celebrating Munchkin's 10th Birthday; October 8 - 12, 2010 - Howard Johnson Disneyland, CA; June 5 - 12, 2013 - Beach Club/WDW; December 19 - 26, 2015 - Coronado Springs; March 29 - April 2, 2016 - Port Orleans - Riverside - Royal Room; March 15 - 26, 2017 - Port Orleans French Quarter, Disney Fantasy Cruise and Polynesian; December 16 - 20, 2017 - Disneyland, Paradise Pier
dolphin041599 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 08:29 PM   #20
joelsmom
Community Rank: Trailblazer
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,325

Post Thanks / Like
We planned to go to River Country on our first WDW trip as a family in 2001. Even when we went in late May/early June, River Country was closed. Maybe they opened it back up for a bit, but I think they were already transitioning it out even in the late spring of that year.

I'm sorry I never got to go there, but now I will youtube it. I want to see this creepiness.
__________________
Susan
My Countdown Counting down to: Dreaming of a Disney Christmas 2019
Iíve Dreamed of a Disney Christmas. Itís Here!
My Previous TripsDL off-site June 1979, WDW off-site Sept 1985, All-Star Movies May 2002, All-Star Music June 2007, All-Star Sports May 2009, Pop Century June 2010, Coronado Springs October 2011, All-Star Sports May/June 2012, Pop Century May/June 2013, All-Star Movies October 2013, Tropicana Inn at Disneyland Resort June 2014, All-Star Music May 2015, All-Star Sports June 2016, All-Star Movies October 2016, Pop Century May/June 2017, All-Star Sports March 2018
joelsmom is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump














Please login or register to hide these ads -- it's free and easy!

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:32 PM.

-->

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.4.0 Patch Level 1 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) 1998-2017 PassPorter Travel Press/MediaMarx, Inc.
Celebrating 19 Years of Making Dreams Come True
Ad Management plugin by RedTyger