Gran Fiesta Tour
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The interior of the Mexican pavilion's Mayan pyramid looks like a night-time scene in a Mexican marketplace. The interior takes inspiration from the Blue Bayou in Disneyland, including the boat ride that goes though the pavilion. Gran Fiesta Tour replaced the El Rio de Tiempo ride in 2007, and is now themed to Disney's Three Caballeros (Donald Duck, Jose Carioca, and Panchito), showing the sights and sounds of Mexico.
A simple, nice, relaxing boat ride in the Mexico pavilion. The setting is amazing and feels so real, everyone should end up just simply enjoying this. It's nothing great or special, but it's something to do at the park while you're there. The Three Caballeros scene at the end is worth seeing for sure, the animatronics are so advanced. Besides that, this is just a nice ride that you should do if you have the time. 6.5/10
Mexico's rich history as the dominant culture of the precolumbian Western Hemisphere deserves way more. Being considered one of the cradles of civilization along with China, Egypt and Sumeria Disney really does not do this pavillion justice. The ride system is nice and fits well with Tenochtitlan's canal infrastructure, but the storytelling should be on par with Spaceship Earth or American Experience. Can't rate any higher than lame.
Far from great, and really teaches you nothing about Mexico, unlike the films in the other pavilions. Could use a replacement, especially with a certain Disney movie with John Goodman being set in Mexico... But that's just me. Fantastic pavilion however, and it's much better then the ride itself.
I liked it. It's far from great, but it is an enjoyable ride. I really love the beginning by the temple, and the main ride is cute. I wouldn't really suggest, but I also wouldn't avoid it. 5/10
Only worth riding to see the new AA's in the finale.
Boring and loud.
This was a Disney makeover of an existing ride, but not enough of one. Most of the scenes are video projections rather than animatronics and the ones that are there are old and Small World-ish. The ride setting is fantastic with a Mexican restaurant inside perched on the edge in front of the pyramid of Chichén Itzá, but the ride itself disappoints. Come on Disney, spend some of that money we're giving you!
Most people pass on by this attraction, mainly because it's pretty hidden, but it's a fun and lively attraction worth checking out, especially for families with young children.