Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

With the Three Caballeros

This Epcot ride is located in the Mexico Pavilion in the World Showcase.  Enter the pyramid and head towards the back, past the shops and restaurant.

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros is an indoor boat ride, taking you through the highlights of Mexico.  The ride is based on the 1944 Disney film, The Three Caballeros.  The premise of the ride is that Three Caballeros are on their way to a performance in Mexico City.  However, Donald Duck has gone sightseeing and is no where to be found.  The remaining Caballeros; Panchito the Mexican Rooster and Jose the Brazilian Parrot must hunt for him throughout the country of Mexico.  The ride ends as the Three Caballeros get back together for their performance and fireworks explode over Mexico City.

  • The duration of the ride is about 8 minutes, most in the dark.  There are no restrictions and it is suitable for the entire family.
  • Guests with EVC’s must transfer to a wheelchair.
  • There is no FASTPASS available, and waits are usually under 10 minutes.
  •  The ride consists of animatronics and animation as it tours through Mexico.

This ride is not high tech by any means, think It’s a Small World.  However, it is a great way for the whole family to see some beautiful images of Mexico.  Maybe even learn something as they listen to the dialogue from Donald Duck.  By the way, the only Mexican in the Three Caballeros is Panchito.  Perhaps that is why Donald got lost checking out the scenery.  The ride also has the best queue, right outside La Hacienda de San Angel Restaurant.  Your cruise will take you right past the guests as they enjoy their candlelit dinners.

Quick Tip:  Have smaller riders sit on the left.  That seems to be where the majority of the action is.

Overall we give this ride a “B”.

7 thoughts on “Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

  1. While Magic Kingdom has ‘it’s a small world’, Epcot has the Gran Fiesta.. The three caballeros are so funny on this ride. I truly enjoy it, and the scenery is just beautiful. Not usually a very long wait time for this one, and on a hot day, it’s a nice, cool, relaxing ride. It’s also really cool when you’re approaching the end of the ride how you can see the patrons of San Angels Inn restaurant on the veranda.. It really does make you feel like you are in Mexico.

  2. My youngest son is a HUGE Chip and Dale fan. But Donald Duck runs a close second so we make sure this ride is one we ride A LOT!!

  3. i love this ride! a great way to beat the heat (and sometimes the crowds) during the summer. plus donald is so cute!

  4. I love this ride, and since my three-year-old’s favorite ride is Small World, she loves it too! She calls it the “Little Small World.” We have ADRs at San Angel Inn next time…crossing our fingers that we can sit by the boats!

  5. This is my 3 year old daughter’s favorite ride. We ride this at least 10 times each time we go!

  6. Many people expect that all rides are only in the Future World, but this is a pleasant surprise to many visitors. This is a typical Disney boat-ride (reminds me of It’s a Small World with some of the scenery) but it has appearances from the Three Caballeros (the three knights) and a tour of the inside of the Mexico pavillion

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