River Country has long faded from the Walt Disney World landscape. Now close to a decade removed from the resort, the old fashioned swimmin' hole has been largely forgotten in the wake of its newer water park siblings Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. It also sadly suffers in regard to having produced very little in the way of lasting souvenirs or memorabilia. In the few years that I actively visited the park in the late 1980s, very little was offered in the way of branded merchandise beyond t-shirts, beach towels and postcards. The park never had a formal merchandise shop; cast-members typically manned a small souvenir cart just past the entrance.
My own personal River Country souvenir collection is rather pitiful to say the least. Beyond a few postcards, all I possess is a rather mundane and unimaginative panel-style button. Created to resemble a comic book cover, it features Goofy and poses the question, Who's Making a Big Splash? If memory serves, the design was also featured on an oversize beach towel. An eBay search turned up a pin with the same design, but with an Established 1976 caption across the bottom.
It seems apparent that River Country was the neglected child of Disney World branded merchandise. Are there 2719 Hyperion readers who have any other River Country treasures squirreled away? Let us know!