It's a wonder my whole generation doesn't have skin cancer. Eight hours in the sun with minimal sun protection was the perfect day when I was a kid. And there was no nicer place to be outside than at STYX, RIVER, WATER WORLD. I'm shouting it out just like they use to in the TV ads.
For most kids in the 80's, Styx was the name of a band that ruled the charts with that cheezy song, "Mr. Roboto." But for kids growing up in Mobile, Alabama, Styx was the place to be on a summer's day. The short drive from Mobile made it a favorite destination of families, churches and day cares throughout the area.
Approaching the park, a series of statues greeted you, including a cowboy, an Indian (um Native American), and a dairy cow. Looking more like over-sized miniature golf fixtures than water park attractions, for my generation, they signaled the beginning of an awesome adventure.
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