Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes Invite Guests to Paddle Along the Rivers of America

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Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes

Named after a legendary frontiersman, Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes invite guests to embark on a fun-filled expedition where exciting new discoveries are just around the river bend. Guests of every age and experience level may board the canoes to travel the Rivers of America. Modeled after the boats that early Native American and European explorers used to traverse the real rivers of America, these 35-foot-long canoes are powered entirely by paddles. Before boarding, each passenger will receive a short tutorial on how to paddle. This journey will take guests back to a time when water was the fastest mode of transportation. Sights along the way include the backwoods of Frontierland, the wrought-iron railings of New Orleans Square and the peak of Chick-A-Pin Hill towering over Critter Country. From the canoes, guests will also get a unique perspective of the Disneyland Railroad as it passes over five waterfalls.

Fun Facts

  • These canoes are free-floating and rely on the arm power of guests.
  • In the 1950s, Fess Parker, the star of the Davy Crockett TV series, was a frequent visitor to Disneyland. He has a shop window dedicated to him in Frontierland.
  • The areas guests paddle though are based on Disney’s True Life Adventure films, such as Beaver Valley, Bear Country, Olympic Elk, and The Living Desert.
  • The canoes follow the same path as the Sailing Ship Columbia and Mark Twain Riverboat around Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island.

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