Abandoned Disney Attractions Forgotten Through Time

Discovery Island

Discovery Island
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Abandoned attraction? Try abandoned island that is no longer labeled on a map of Disney World, but rather illustrated as a green mass in the middle of Bay Lake.

Opening in 1974, Discovery Island was a pirate-themed amusement park inspired by the popular Disney film “Treasure Island.” And contrary to popular belief, the main appeal of the park happened to be the 150 exotic birds from around the world and not the pirate reenactments. Although the park’s closing in 1999 remains a mystery, many believe it is due to the opening of Animal Kingdom.