There have only been a few Disney collectors pins based on the Discovery Riverboats. This is largely due to a very short attraction life of ~ 1 1/2 years (1998-1999) and the fact that the ride no longer existed by the time Walt Disney World started producing the modern series of collectors pins as part of the Millennium Celebration of 2000.
Asia’s Boat Dock
There were two boat docks as part of the Discovery Riverboats attraction, Safari Village and Upcountry Landing. Upcountry Landing was located in Asia, just past the bridge from Safari Village. Asia itself had minimal attractions at park opening in 1998 as the bulk of the land was still under construction. In fact, Flights of Wonder and Discovery Riverboats were the only attractions for Asia at that time.
Check out the many pictures of the Riverboats and their surroundings from over the years!
The Dragon and Creatures of Fantasy at Disney’s Animal Kingdom 1998
During the opening year of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, with Beastly Kingdom put on hold, very little reference to creatures of fantasy existed. While Beastly Kingdom has been covered by many others, this post explores what actually made it into the park, including the mystery of the Dragon.
A Few Riverboat Sightings
There has been numerous rounds of riverboat relocation, rebranding, repainting and repurposing over the years since the attraction closed. In this post, I’ll cover a few of the sightings I’ve had of the riverboats long after the attractions was retired.