You Can't Go To Disney's Myst Island

Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL has seen many different attractions come and go over the years, but one of the most intriguing ideas for the park has to be a tie-in with the graphic adventure game sensations Myst and Riven. Back when multimedia CD-ROM experiences were the hot new kid on the block, Disney struck a deal with Myst creators Rand and Robyn Miller as well as Richard Vander Wende to create a new kind of tourist attraction. One of Disney's defunct properties — Discovery Island (formerly Treasure Island) — sat alone and abandoned in the middle of Bay Lake just waiting for a revitalization, so the idea was hatched to transform the island (which had previously been a place for guests to observe wildlife in a precursor to Disney's Animal Kingdom) into something unprecedented. Work began on recreating Discovery Island as Myst Island which would challenge guests to solve the mysteries of the island's previous inhabitants.

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