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Encyclopedia > Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes

The Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes is a free-floating canoe experience at the Disneyland park in Anaheim, California. Boarding from park’s Critter Country section, up to twenty visitors paddle a canoe around the Rivers of America, accompanied by two guides. This is the only Disneyland attraction that is powered by park visitors. A wood-and-canvas canoe evokes the heritage of canoeing in North America. ... This article is about a theme park in Anaheim, California USA. For other Disney parks and attractions, see Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. ... Location of Anaheim within Orange County, California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Orange Government  - Mayor Curt Pringle Area  - City  50. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Rivers of America is an artificial river found in the Frontierland district of the Magic Kingdom-classed Disney theme parks around the world. ...


The attraction originally opened as Indian War Canoes on July 4, 1956 as part of Frontierland’s Indian Village expansion. It also operates under the name of Beaver Brother's Explorer Canoes at Tokyo Disneyland and formerly operated at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World and at Disneyland Paris. is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frontierland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by Disney around the world. ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... Disneyland Park is a theme park which is a part of Disneyland Resort Paris. ...

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Ride Description

At the original Disneyland version of the attraction, riders embark and disembark from a small boat dock next to the Hungry Bear restaurant in the Critter Country section of the park. Each canoe holds twenty guests, two per row. Each canoe has two guides dressed as frontiersmen (or frontierswomen) at the bow and stern. Riders / rowers are given a short lesson on how to how to paddle the canoe properly after leaving the dock. Small children are required to wear life jackets.


As the canoe travels around Tom Sawyer Island, located in the center of the artificial river, the guides point out the sights along the way, such as a settler’s cabin and the Indian chief on horseback. The ride’s length depends upon how fast the paddlers are and how much other traffic is on the river. They typically travel much faster than the large boats, like the Mark Twain Riverboat which ride along submerged tracks, and have the right of way. Tom Sawyer Island is a physical island within the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. ... The Mark Twain Riverboat is an attraction, located at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, on which passengers embark on a scenic, 12-minute journey around the Rivers of America. ...


The canoes return by the last bend of Splash Mountain, where guides occasionally deliver an extra splash to passing riders with their oars. Splash Mountain is a log flume attraction at three Walt Disney Parks that is based on the 1946 Disney film Song of the South. ...


This attraction operates seasonally. It is usually open on the park's busier days in the warmer times of the year, but not on rainy days. The attraction closes at dusk.


History

Originally called Indian War Canoes, the attraction opened on July 4, 1956 as part of Frontierland’s Indian Village expansion, with real American Indian guides aboard every canoe. Guests used a "D ticket" to ride the attraction. is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frontierland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by Disney around the world. ...


The Indian War Canoes closed with Indian Village in 1971 but reopened on May 19 as Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes, inspired by the Davy Crockett Disneyland television shows, with the guides now wearing coonskin caps. Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Colonel David Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a celebrated 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician; usually referred to as Davy Crockett and by the popular title King of the Wild Frontier. He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the... The first incarnation of the Disney anthology television series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on October 27, 1954 under the name Disneyland. ... modern coonskin cap Fess Parker portraying Davy Crockett wearing a traditional coonskin cap A Coonskin Cap is quite literally a cap fashioned from the skin and fur of a raccoon. ...


The attraction became a part of Bear Country when that section of the park opened in 1972. The area was later renamed Critter Country in 1989. Bear Country was one of the lands at the Disneyland Resort in California. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


The canoes closed suddenly on October 3, 1998, igniting rumors that they were closed permanently; however, the attraction reopened the following June. is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes operates on busier days only, primarily in the summer and on weekends.


Other parks

Walt Disney World

Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes debuted in Frontierland on opening day at Walt Disney World. A C ticket was required for guests to board the 35-foot long canoes from a dock located to the north of the Tom Sawyer Island raft launch and travel along the same path as other watercraft on the Rivers of America. Walt Disney World permanently closed the attraction in 1994. [1] Frontierland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by Disney around the world. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... Tom Sawyer Island is a physical island within the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ...


Tokyo Disneyland

Beaver Brothers Explorer Canoes Sign at Tokyo Disneyland.

A canoe attraction opened in Tokyo Disneyland under the name of Davey Crockett Explorer Canoes along the Rivers of America in the theme park's Westernland. It was renamed Beaver Brothers Explorer Canoes in 1992 with the opening of Critter Country. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Disneyland Paris

An Indian Canoes canoe ride opened with the debut of Disneyland Paris on April 12, 1992. However, the Frontierland attraction closed in 1994. Disneyland Park is a theme park which is a part of Disneyland Resort Paris. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Frontierland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by Disney around the world. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ...


Attraction facts

Disneyland

  • Grand opening: July 4, 1956 (as ‘’Indian War Canoes’’)
  • Re-opening: July 4, 1956 (as ‘’Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes’’)
  • Land: Originally Frontierland, then Bear Country, now Critter Country
  • Canoe Length: 35 feet
  • Ride Duration: 5-10 minutes
  • Required ticket: "D" (discontinued)
  • Ride system: Guest-powered Canoe Ride

is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frontierland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by Disney around the world. ... Bear Country was one of the lands at the Disneyland Resort in California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Walt Disney World

  • Grand opening: October 1, 1971
  • Closing: 1994
  • Land: Liberty Square
  • Canoe Length: 35 feet
  • Ride Duration: 5-10 minutes
  • Required ticket: "C" (discontinued)
  • Ride system: Guest-powered Canoe Ride

is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Liberty Square is one of the seven themed lands at the Magic Kingdom park in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. A replica of the Liberty Bell is located in the middle of the square, and a New England-themed version of the Haunted Mansion is adjacent to the Rivers of...

Tokyo Disneyland

  • Grand opening: April 15, 1983 (as ‘’Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes’’)
  • Re-opening: 1992 (as ‘’Beaver Brother’s Explorer Canoes’’)
  • Land: Originally Westernland, now Critter Country
  • Required ticket: "D" (discontinued)
  • Ride system: Guest-powered Canoe Ride

is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Frontierland or Westernland is the one of the areas of the Disney Magic Kingdom-style parks around the world. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Disneyland Paris

is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Frontierland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by Disney around the world. ...

Trivia

  • Canoe Cast Members sometimes take trips early in the morning called "Deadheads" before the park opens. One of the great Disneyland traditions is the Canoe Races, which are held during the summer season. Trophies are awarded to teams that complete a lap in the fastest time. The Finals Day course is once around Tom Sawyer Island in the opposite direction of normal river traffic, with the start/finish line at the south end of the canoe dock. Only two mens' teams has ever broken the 4:00 barrier since the addition of the River Stage and Fantasmic! show.

See also

Disneyland is a theme park within the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California conceived by Walt Disney. ... This article will replace: List of current Magic Kingdom attractions List of past Magic Kingdom attractions Magic Kingdom entertainment history The Magic Kingdom is a theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ...

References

For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes. Walt Dated World. Retrieved on 2006-10-18.

For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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