Western River Expedition

The Western River Expedition (WRE) is the name of a Disney attraction that was designed but never built. It was to be a western themed boat ride, slated to appear in the northwestern section of Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom, a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida USA.

This Disney attraction is not to be confused with a similarly named river rafting outfitter with a plural spelling (Western River Expeditions, WRE). Both the Disney attraction and the rafting company were conceived at roughly the same time (early 1960s) and it is unknown if either knew of the other's existence until recent web searches began producing results for both.

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List Of Disney Attractions That Were Never Built - Attractions - Walt Disney World - Walt Disney's Riverfront Square and Disney's America
... Name Description Reference Thunder Mesa A large complex planned to house the Western River Expedition, Big Thunder Mountains, hiking trails, and an Indian Village ... Western River Expedition A Pirates of the Caribbean-style ride through the Wild West ... Lewis and Clark River Expedition An earlier incarnation of the Western River Expedition ...
Yazoo River
... The Yazoo River is a river in the U.S ... The Yazoo River was named by French explorer La Salle in 1682 as "Rivière des Yazous" in reference to the Yazoo tribe living near the river's mouth ... One long held belief is that it means "river of death" ...
Murray River
... The Murray River (River Murray in South Australia) is Australia's longest river ... kilometres (1,476 mi) in length, the Murray rises in the Australian Alps, draining the western side of Australia's highest mountains and, for most of its length, meanders across Australia's ... times, particularly before the advent of large scale river regulation, the Mouth has always been comparatively small and shallow ...
Volga River - Nomenclature
... (< *raha-ka), and cognate with Sanskrit rasā́h "liquid, juice mythical river" ... The Turkic peoples living along the river formerly referred to it as Itil or Atil "big river" ... The Turkic peoples associated the Itil's origin with the Kama River ...
Western River Expedition - Legend Among Imagineers
... Western River Expedition is something of a legend among Disney Imagineers, especially to those who admire the work of Disney legend Marc Davis ... Davis' concept drawings and model for the Western River Expedition have been filed away in the Imagineering Research Library ...

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