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    Does anyone have any pictures of the Rivers of America drained? Or any storys? I am very interested to see what it looks like down there. Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Drained Rivers of America Pics

    One time, at band camp...

    anyhow... rumor says that the last time they drain, they found a bowling ball in there...

    Weird huh?
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      Originally posted by Duffy View Post
      One time, at band camp...

      anyhow... rumor says that the last time they drain, they found a bowling ball in there...

      Weird huh?
      Really?!

      Almandot has some photos of the drained river. Its only about 13 feet deep. Not very deep.

      Thats Disney for ya!

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        Originally posted by Duffy View Post
        anyhow... rumor says that the last time they drain, they found a bowling ball in there...

        Weird huh?
        :lol:
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          Originally posted by Duffy View Post
          anyhow... rumor says that the last time they drain, they found a bowling ball in there...
          The Disneyland Divers were quite often retrieving dentures in the old days. Don't know if they still do. Dental adhesives have likely been improved over the decades. And fewer people probably require dentures these days.

          I know they pulled a Mr. Coffee out of Rivers of America once. We all ran over to see it like it was some buried treasure that was discovered or something.

          Crazy.

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            It's kind of like that Discovery Channel show...about the weird things found in the human body...
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              Another story of some weird items found in the Rivers of America, can be read here:

              http://www.dldhistory.com/articles.a...ge=2&Ident=261

              Tons of photos of the drained ROA can be found here:

              http://www.disneygeek.net/progress/r...&image_count=5

              ...and then just start clicking on the "next" buttons for many more pages of photos.

              Also a couple here:

              http://www.mouseplanet.com/parkupdat.../dlr030127.htm

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                Originally posted by Opus1guy View Post
                Another story of some weird items found in the Rivers of America, can be read here:

                http://www.dldhistory.com/articles.a...ge=2&Ident=261

                Tons of photos of the drained ROA can be found here:

                http://www.disneygeek.net/progress/r...&image_count=5

                ...and then just start clicking on the "next" buttons for many more pages of photos.

                Also a couple here:

                http://www.mouseplanet.com/parkupdat.../dlr030127.htm

                I know the Columbia and Mark Twain are on rails. I just don't see how they can go along the rails and not fall off.

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                  I heard you can find lots of lost stuff in the drained river from when they fell in like cell phones and park radios.

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                    Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
                    I know the Columbia and Mark Twain are on rails. I just don't see how they can go along the rails and not fall off.
                    Because they are real floating vessels. Remember the story of the Twain listing to one side as the fully loaded boat's Guests all stood on one side during its televised Christening? The rails are there to just guide the two main ships direction. Although the Twain reportedly did "jump the rail" once in its history.

                    If memory serves me...the Mark Twain requires less that 2 feet of draft in order to remain afloat.

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                      Re: Drained Rivers of America Pics

                      Originally posted by Duffy View Post
                      One time, at band camp...

                      anyhow... rumor says that the last time they drain, they found a bowling ball in there...

                      Weird huh?
                      It was actually a cannonball from the Columbia.
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                        Yeah, we saw it drained a few years back during the big re-furb. And yes, the boats do float.

                        We took some pics with our "old" camera, so no digi shots, but I recall getting a few with a tractor and a work truck driving around on the bottom of the dried out ROA.

                        Saw the "tracks" and a lot of other hardware down there. Some drain troughs/channels and pipes.

                        They had a spot for Tom Sawyer to meet and greet along the "wall".

                        It was interesting!

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                          I took a ton of pictures of the drained Rivers of America when I was at Disneyland on a choir tour, but sadly, they were all lost in a computer crash. It looked pretty freaky, though. I just couldn't believe they didn't have the refurb wall up, since it was like the last day of the dry refurb. (The wall was up by the end of the day.)

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                            The boats ride on a track! WOW!!!

                            just kidding, but it does look weird with out the water.

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                              I remember a couple years ago they had the walls up and tom and huck white washing the fence it was preety hilarious how the park visitors would just come over and paint the fence FOR FUN cuz the cm playing the part of huck asked them too.








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