River City

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River City


Name River City
Theme Mississippi River Iowa town
About the Area Info Box

River City represents Mississippi River communities of the past. It has a distinct New Orleans feel to the area, with themed music and architecture. It usually plays Jazz or Zydeco music.

According to one of the founder's sons, Jack Krantz was a fan of New Orleans style jazz. I suppose since Iowa also had Mississippi river cities this makes the connection.

Food and Drink




The nearest restrooms are located past the Lighthouse.


  1. Lady Luck




I wondered a-boat that dock...

The River City Spectators has a distinct dock look to it, including posts with a nautical rope fence around the water edge. This is because the location used to be a functional dock for a riverboat that sailed around the water.

No smoking... Except for this...

Next to the River City Spectators is a fenced off barbecue pit. They do not cook on it, but they will burn wood in it to give the area a distinct smell of a barbecue. (Disney parks do a similar trick with scents, though they use chemical smells.)


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