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PHOTOS: Rivers of America Drained and Refurbishment Underway for Liberty Square Riverboat Track Replacement

More refurbishments in Walt Disney World are on their way. A couple of weeks back the Rivers of America was drained in preparation for the refurbishment of the Liberty Square Riverboat track replacement.  In order to accommodate the refurbishment, two different dams were built in the Rivers of America.  One is near The Diamond Horseshoe and the other near the Haunted Mansion.

Thanks again to @Bioreconstruct who takes the best shots around Disney World, especially his aerial ones so we can get the best views of construction work going on in Walt Disney World.  Let’s see what’s going on in the Rivers of America…

This is a view of the dam near The Diamond Horseshoe:

Doesn’t look very strong, but apparently it’s able to hold up! ?

Here’s a shot of the empty riverbed where the Liberty Square Riverboat track runs through:

You can see where a piece of the track has been sawed through.  The whole track is being replaced so you can imagine how hard it will be to get that old thing up:

Discarded pieces of track on the side:  

This will get your appetite going…it’s a scrubber used to scrap off all the years of muck from the bottom of the riverbed! Disney hasn’t said the exact date when the Liberty Square Riverboat is going to be back up and operational, but it should be ready sometime in the Fall.

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the Rivers of America being drained and the Liberty Square Riverboat refurbishment…

  • Do you like the Liberty Square Riverboat?
  • What else would you like to see done to the attraction when it comes back?

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