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Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes

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Editors' Comments

Editor: Denise   Thrill: 2  Theme: 3  Overall: 3 (9/26/2007)
I'm just not a fan of riding the canoes but I enjoy watching guests paddle around the river. Looks like it's difficult to stay dry and it definitely looks like the arms get quite a workout.

Reader Comments

User ID: JobyCA65   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (1/12/2009)
Funny how this attraction always draws comments on the hotties who work it. :) I worked attractions at the park for ten years and never thought these guys were any cuter than any of the other guys who manned other attractions. Hmmm. Curious.

User ID: tahoedonner   Thrill: 2  Theme: 2  Overall: 2 (11/17/2007)
If Fess Parker was rowing, I would go along for the ride...otherwise too much work...nonetheless, if it's a warm day, the canoes are out, then take the trip down the Rivers of America..kids will luv it, but I'd rather have my feet up on the bow of the Mark Twain and enjoy the same sights and sounds.

User ID: timglo2   Thrill: 2  Theme: 4  Overall: 4 (7/10/2007)
A family tradition. What more can I say. The kids have a blast and adults get a cool of from the backwash off their paddles.

User ID: dresswhites   Thrill: 2  Theme: 3  Overall: 2 (1/11/2007)
i like the canoes. even if i don't necessarily ride them that often they are fun to watch.

User ID: stitchbabe   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (11/24/2006)
I went on it once and my arms got really sore. But i had a good time.

User ID: plus4db   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (4/15/2006)
Don't be afraid! Try it and you'll love it. The guides are funny (I think they bring them over from the Jungle Cruise) and a little cometition never hurt. Fun. Fun. Fun.

User ID: MrsNavarro   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (3/8/2005)
Did this once and probably never again, until I'm in shape. This is hard work when your canoe is full of little kids.

User ID: The_Princess_Ariel   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (10/3/2004)
I only went on them ONCE--EVER! They Kind of made me because I was with the Girls Scouts. It's okay. But something I definetely don't want to do during the hot summer.

User ID: disneymom5   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (6/9/2004)
Fun ride for the whole family !!!!!

User ID: GuitarDivaLP   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (9/21/2003)
I got to keep the best part of the canoes!! The guide!! ROFL

User ID: Snuffy   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (9/20/2003)
I love the canoes sooo much. My friend and I spent a few days at Disneyland...many times during those days we went on the canoes. It was the best...we got the same to guides each time. They were the best! I LOVE THE CANOES AND THERE BOIS! LoL

User ID: christian_completely   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (9/6/2003)
I went on this ride 40 times in 5 times, 12 times in one of those days. No kidding, just ask the ppl who worked there. I even got to row around the river with the big paddle that usually only the employees get to use, but only once. I *love* this ride! And the employees make it even more fun.

User ID: GuitarDivaLP   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (8/28/2003)
In response to TCS22... I agree! The hotties in the davey crockett uniforms ARE a huge bonus to this ride! ;-) Yowza!

User ID: GuitarDivaLP   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (8/28/2003)
I love this ride! The guides are so friendly and they make paddling more fun.. plus it's a great upper arm work out! haha. Just don't sit in front of little kids or u might get wet.

User ID: anyparr   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (8/3/2003)
erm is this in paris? sorry for taking up valuable comenting space!

User ID: markedward   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (5/29/2003)
I wish jaded park employees wouldn't spoil it for the guests. Our guide was silent 3/4 of the time and not funny the rest of the time. He knew one joke: "On your left you'll see a tree. On your right you'll see another tree." Unless you count egging us on to hurry up as a joke. Like the host in the stretching room at the Haunted Mansion, the canoe guide really makes or breaks this attraction.

User ID: disneygirl77   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (4/1/2003)
It would have been a lot more fun, except for the kids in our canoe who had the goal to get everyone else as soaked as possible.

User ID: fadedsteph155   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (3/17/2002)
Lots of work but actually really fun - especially when EVERYONE rows!!

User ID: brer bear   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 1 (3/1/2001)
Personally I do not like this attraction. This is one of my least favorite attractions in the whole park!

User ID: LAWebChick   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (2/9/2001)
Marvelous if you get a boat full of fun people!

User ID: dizneelover   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 1 (1/15/2001)
Never Open!!

User ID: chernabog78   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (11/11/2000)
1 time ride

User ID: RandomLx   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 1 (9/24/2000)
I can't believe people actually do this. Your at Disneyland to have fun, not work.

User ID: BrigmanMT   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (9/20/2000)
You have to work, some good views of the animals though.

User ID: akwolf   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 1 (8/17/2000)
Not really a favorite, but kids seem to get a kick out of it.

User ID: dustybunz   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (7/28/2000)
The canoes may be a little hard at times, but they are FUN!

User ID: CHIEB2812   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (6/20/2000)
alot of hard work!

User ID: stopp   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (6/6/2000)
If you like to work your muscles and get wet this is worth the wait in line

User ID: Paladin_Galza   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (6/4/2000)
They still have these?? Wow..well, if you want to get some real excerise, here's your chance. If you don't row, you don't go..

User ID: Tigger   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (3/18/2000)
It is awesome!

User ID: mastergorsh   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (1/21/2000)
A good long relaxing ride around the Rivers of America, line doesn't move very fast though.

User ID: TCS22   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (1/21/2000)
This is a great ride and one of those "only in Disneyland" type of experiences. It adds immensely to the Rivers of America. And it also helps that the Canoe guys are some of Disneyland's cutest employees who look great in the Davy Crockett costumes!

User ID: arizonawildcat   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (1/17/2000)
Never done 'em

User ID: damon63   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (1/16/2000)
I like this one just because it the rare Disney attraction where you get to actively participate. Adds imeasurably to the authenticity of the Rivers of America.

User ID: disneyfreak4099   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (1/16/2000)
Never Been

User ID: ni_teach   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (1/6/2000)
This is the best way to get one's daily workout.

User ID: TPA_RickWest   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (1/4/2000)
As an Ex-Cast Member, I can honestly say that life on the River was not exactly easy - especially on the Canoes! It's a great idea, but typically, Disneyland guests do not like manual labor. It never fails to get to the back of the River and have 16 people decide to stop paddling - it makes for a LONG ride back! Splashing can be a problem, as the River's water is nasty - and the occasional dreaded "tip over" happens more than it should, making headlines whenever it takes place.

User ID: Waterboy   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (1/3/2000)
I've always been a sucker for attractions that are simple and rather old fashioned. The Canoes are a perfect example. Powered completely by its riders, the canoes take you through the calm and sereene backwoods of Disneyland and offer a classic view of the park without any fancy bells and whistles. Watch out for kids in front of you though, as I haven't met one yet who's been able to figure out paddling. Funny how the parents think soaking the boat is so cute! ;)











































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