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Today I’m sharing details about the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros. Curious about this popular boat ride attraction at Epcot theme park? Get my tips on what to expect and see photos from the Gran Fiesta Tour ride in Walt Disney World Orlando.
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What to know before you go on the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros…
- Find out who should ride this Disney ride.
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- See detailed photos of the ride and find out exactly where it is in the park.
- Get my personal opinion on what’s to love about the Gran Fiesta Tour ride.
Check out the Mexico Pavilion Ride video…
This video show highlights one of our favorite Donald Duck family ride in Epcot park in Disney World Orlando…
It’s the Mexico pavilion ride called the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros.
It’s one of the dark rides that isn’t scary for kids.
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My opinion of the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros ride…
- This is a fantastic family-friendly ride!
- NO height requirement.
- This is one of Disney’s slow boat dark rides.
- The dancing and songs are fun and entertaining, especially to the younger audience.
- PRO TIP - I found that there is little to no wait for this ride during the evening dinner hours.
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Gran Fiesta Tour ride experience…
This is one of the most popular family friendly rides in Disney World… in my opinion!
If you are in Epcot, especially if you’re traveling with young ones, this ride is a must hit along your journey.
This ride replaced the old ride called ‘Rio Del Tiempo.’
It will be slightly different if you haven’t been to Epcot in some time.
It’s a fun musical themed slow boat ride where Donald Duck is lost south of the border and you have to help his two bandmates (Panchito & José Carioca) find him.
You’ll be guided through Mexico City during this ride.
It’s comical, very festive, relaxing, and in all an enjoyable ride for anyone in the family.
This ride is busy in the morning to lunch hours. If you can, try to go on this ride towards the end of your day because there will be less of a crowd.
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Where is the Gran Fiesta Tour ride located at Disney World?
You’ll find this ride inside of Epcot park.
Find it in the World Showcase section of the park.
Specifically it’s located inside of the Mexico Pavilion.
The big pyramid building near the lagoon.
Restaurants near this ride in Mexico Pavilion
A couple highlights include:
- La Cantina De San Angel restaurant
- San Angel Inn Restaurante
Rides near Gran Fiesta Tour ride
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Getting to the Gran Fiesta Tour ride
If you’re coming from a resort that connects to a Disney Skyliner, you’ll enter Epcot through the back / side entrance.
This is called the International Gateway entrance.
Both the Skyliner and the Friendship Boat make stops at this entrance.
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You can walk to this entrance from the Disney Boardwalk area too.
After entering the International Gateway, you’ll want to walk through all of the world pavilion areas until you get to the World Showcase section of the park.
This area is on the water where they hold the Epcot fireworks show every night.
Right behind the water is the Mexico Pavilion (pyramid building).
Go inside this building and pass through the indoor market to find the entrance to the Gran Fiesta Tour ride.
The inside of the Mexico building has an open air market type of gift shop (pictured above) and folk art in the entry…
This includes the Mission Space Epcot ride, as well as the Space220 restaurant.
No, this ride is a very slow and calm boat ride. Just a couple of turns, but nothing sudden and no drops. This ride is similar to The Small World ride in Magic Kingdom.
This ride lasts 7 minutes.
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Disney dining tips from Jenna Loves Magic
Remember: for any sit-down dinner or character meal, I recommend to definitely book 60 days out, or whenever your Disney dining dates open.
If you’re staying on site, you can book dining reservations earlier as a perk.
Don’t have reservations? Check regularly during your trip, on the app, or walk up to the restaurant early in the day and request a day-of reservation. Disney reservations are often dropped day-of since sometimes people “hoard them”.
I once was a walk-up and was told there would be a 90 minute wait for a table at Steakhouse 71.
Not a problem, since it’s an interesting hotel to walk around and they have an arcade.
Anyways, within 5 minutes my reservation was ready because someone canceled. So you never know.
Also see my other favorites on this list of the best places to eat at Disney World. (coming soon)
Enjoy your slow boat ride on the Gran Fiesta Tour in Epcot
Hope that answers all your questions about the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros ride.
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