Eerie Pics Show Abandoned Disney Park 15 Years Later
Aug 15, 2017
Published May 23, 2017 at 9:20 PM | Updated at 6:37 PM EDT on Aug 15, 2017
Walt Disney World's first water park, Disney River Country, closed 25 years after debuting in 1976. It has remained shut for more than 15 years. The park's pool was filled in with concrete last year.
Seph Lawless, a Cleveland-based photographer whose work includes abandoned spaces like the inside of the vacant Chicago-area Lincoln Mall, took photos of the empty Disney River Country for a series available in his forthcoming book, "Autopsy of America: The Death of a Nation."
You can check out more of Lawless' work on his website, YouTube channel and Instagram. CORRECTION (May 24, 2017, 10 a.m.): Disney River Country was Walt Disney World’s first water park, not Walt Disney World’s first theme park, as an earlier version of this gallery said.