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.
Mexico's rich history as the epicenter of precolumbian American culture deserves way more. 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.
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.
I really enjoyed the ride. The Caballeros were well placed. 8/10.
Don't expect PotC, and you'll be happy.
A cute ride. nothing special, but a nice distraction.