Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros (Mexico) – Epcot – Disney World

Facts at a Glance About Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

Park: Epcot. Location: World Showcase – Mexico Height Requirement: None. Fastpass: No
Quick Notes: Indoor boat ride showing Mexico, which includes Animatronics dolls and animation. 
Disney Warnings: None
Our Additional Cautions: Smooth ride except mild bumping of the boat against the tracks. There’s also a slight incline and decline as well as bumpiness when the boat leaves and arrives back at the docking station, as it passes over rollers. At the beginning and end of the ride, boats hit each other. Musty smell in some areas. Includes fog and mist in first part, simulated evening scenes in dim light, flickering lights. Audio-Animatronics dolls and skeletons in Fiesta scene (skeletons are a traditional theme in Mexican art). The boat rides under bridge with skeleton musicians on the bridge above. Simulated fireworks sounds and sights (fiberoptic lights on upper wall and ceiling).
Length: The show takes approximately 7 minutes.
Special Needs Info: You must transfer from your ECV or electric wheelchair to a manual wheelchair. You can ride the boat in a wheelchair or you can transfer to a boat seat. Automated External Defibrillators. Handheld captioning, Audio Description. Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.


Overview of Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

This is more of a minor attraction, though it may be a pleasant and restful option on a warm day. It’s a very calm and physically easy indoor boat ride that shows you Panchito and Jose Carioca searching Mexico for Donald Duck before the big Three Caballeros reunion concert. You’ll also get to learn about Mexico. There’s feature-quality Disney animation, animatronics dolls, and a few special effects like simulated fireworks and a bit of mist. You’ll ride past a Mayan temple with a volcano in the distance, and the San Angel Inn restaurant.

Queue & seating information for Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

There’s an indoor queue inside the main building.

Wheelchair/ECV information: The boat seats are quite low to transfer into. You can use the seat as a step. Some boats are wheelchair accessible. If you’re in a wheelchair and you choose to transfer to a seat, you can bring your wheelchair close to the boat for transfer. It will then be moved out of the way. The accessible boat has a ramp to drive the wheelchair on to the front of the boat. There are seats for 6 guests, plus one wheelchair. Boarding will be at the same place as you exit.

More details about the experience of Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

When the boat leaves the landing it slides slightly downhill over some bumpy rollers. From there the ride is smooth, except that the boat bumps the sides of the tracks as it moves along. Still, it’s mild and even the most sensitive people will usually be okay with it. When you arrive back at the docking station, your boat goes slightly uphill and briefly rides over bumpy rollers again. Your boat will most likely hit the boat in front of it, and it may be hit from behind repetitively before you’re allowed to disembark.

This is a water ride, and it smells musty to us in some areas. There are brief periods that are fairly dark.  There are small flickering lights around some of the dolls. The simulated fireworks appeared to be made of lights on the ceiling.

View Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros in this video.

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