The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros is a cute, slow, dark ride located within the pyramid in the Mexican Pavilion at Walt Disney World’s Epcot. It originally opened on April 6, 2007 and replaced “El Rio del Tiempo”.
The ride begins as a boat ride through the Myan pyramids in Mexico on one side and the “San Angel Inn Restaurante” on the other. Soon you enter a tunnel where you meet Panchito Pistoles and José Carioca of the Three Caballeros in where they are looking for the third member of their group, Donald Duck. ¿Dónde es Donald? is often heard.
This spectacular voyage takes you through sights, locations food and the culture of Mexico via video screens along both sides of the boat route. The music and the colors are splendid and this is an exceptional slow, air conditioned ride for all members of the family.
The ride includes a with a view of Mexico City and a Mexican Festival that reminds you of the “Its a Small World” ride and concludes with full animatronic figures of Panchito, José and Donald all together saying good-bye, adios and come back and see us again.
Mark Plante and his family have been visitors to the Orlando area for 15+ years. They are using information, tricks and knowledge that they have accumulated during that time to create this blog.