Eerie images show abandoned Disney World water park 15 years after closing down

Attraction shut in 2001

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The Independent US

Eerie images show an abandoned Disney water park - 15 years since the Florida attraction closed down.

Photographer Seph Lawless used a camera attached to a drone to take the pictures - which he says has seen him banned from Disney World for life as a result.

Disney World opened the River Country water park in 1976, the first of the corporation's multi-million dollar water-themed attractions.

Situated on the shore of Bay Lake in Florida, the water park remained opened for 25 years before closing on November 5 2001.

Smaller than Disney's other nearby water parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon - Disney decided to close it down after the big drop in visitors to Disney World following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

In 1980, a young boy died at the attraction after a rare amoeba entered his brain through his nose and attacked his nervous system.

It is reportedly still patrolled by Disney employees for trespassers.