Disneyland finds countless objects in drained Rivers of America

Posted Wednesday, May 5, 2010 11:57 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Park employees will refill the Rivers of America, drained in January for maintenance, this week. The draining took almost a week, at the end of which this question was answered: What do you find at the bottom of an amusement park basin after seven years?

Read more from The LA Times.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 12:20 PM

My question: is any data on the hard drive in that computer tower salvageable? Because really, that is the one item that really intrigues me.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 12:22 PM

I thought the same thing.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 12:41 PM

It is probably a Point of Sale computer (cash register) that someone was bringing to the island for use in a shop.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 2:02 PM

Data is almost always recoverable. It's just a matter of how much your willing to spend to get it.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 5:23 PM

The other one I wonder about is half of a canoe. It's one of those items that makes you wonder just what the circumstances were.....

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 6:11 PM

And where's the other half. :-)

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 7:51 PM

RideMan said:
The other one I wonder about is half of a canoe. It's one of those items that makes you wonder just what the circumstances were.....

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Why....Cast Member Canoe Races of course!

Totally not being sarcastic. It's a yearly tradition here at WDW, get up way before dawn with your 4 man team, (usually representing your attraction, store or restaurant) be out paddling at daybreak and off the river by the time the park opens. then after weeks of training, the official race. makes perfect sense to me.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 11:15 PM

Yeah, but Jason came out with the real question. How do they lose *half* of a canoe?!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010 7:25 AM

I know....Look up Gadao. He was a legendary chief of Inarajan in Guam. The myth goes-Gadao and another "powerful chief" were rowing a canoe in opposite directions when it cracked in half and sank! A fable meant to show people that 2 strong willed people won't ever get along or something like that!
I wonder what material the canoe was made of?

Last edited by JoshuaTBell, Thursday, May 6, 2010 7:26 AM
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Thursday, May 6, 2010 3:07 PM

So then where' the other half?

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Thursday, May 6, 2010 4:13 PM

I have it.

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Saturday, May 8, 2010 2:40 PM

That's all they found? There has to be more stuff than THAT! ;)

The canoe half does intrigue me, though.

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Saturday, May 8, 2010 2:50 PM

What, no cash? For some reason people love thowing their money into water. I bet they found plenty.

The idea of "banking", or exchanging water is interesting. Those of us who live in areas with plenty of fresh water dont think about those things, I guess.

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Monday, May 10, 2010 12:02 AM

I dont know what they do with the cash in the Rivers of America but I seem to recall a fluff piece about how Disney donates all of the cash from Small World to Make a Wish.

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