Gran Fiesta Tour – starring The Three Caballeros
Ride Length: 10 minutes
Great for All Ages
Open since April 2007
Location: Mexico, Epcot
Take a boat ride through Mexico with Panchito, Jose, and Donald!
Join the Three Caballeros (Panchito Pistoles, Jose Carioca, and Donald Duck) on a boat tour of the sights and sounds of Mexico in this ride for the whole family. Located inside the Mexico Pavilion building, head down the stairs and to the left of the restaurant. Usually, lines are very short. Guests board boats that travel at a slow and leisurely pace.
The Three Caballeros have a concert, but Donald has gone missing! It’s up to Panchito and Jose to search throughout Mexico to find Donald. At the start of the ride, projected video portraying Donald’s adventures through Mexico blends into the environment. Then boats travel through a Small World-esque portion featuring animated dolls. Being a family friendly boat ride with music and dolls, this is definitely reminiscent of It’s A Small World, but it is a bit smaller in scope.
Tips and Trivia
- This is one of the best rides at Epcot for kids.
- Lines are usually very short for this ride.
- At the start of the Gran Fiesta Tour, diners at the San Angel Inn restaurant will be to your right. This is reminiscent of the original Pirates of the Caribbean from Disneyland, which features the dining room of the Blue Bayou to the right of the start of the ride.
- Caballeros is Spanish for a gentleman or cavalier. Three is English for tres.