Just around the river bend in Disneyland Resort’s (former) Critter Country awaits a nature experience for the entire family. Grab an oar, be prepared to get just a tad wet, and paddle around Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island. Your Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes introduces you to nature of all kinds on Disneyland’s Rivers of America. This backwoods expedition winds you past beavers, skunks, moose, osprey, and mountain lions, as well as a frontier cabin, and a Native American village.
Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
My family just loved this unscripted adventure along the Rivers of America. Be warned, the 20-adventurer canoes are entirely powered by YOU, so grab your paddle and get to work! (OK- your river guides will probably do the yeoman’s share.)
You will break a sweat. And depending on who is sitting behind you, perhaps get a bit wet or clunked in the head with an oar. (My husband will not be rowing again with my son anytime soon…) If you get lucky, you’ll cruise past Mark Twain Riverboat and the Sailing Ship Columbia. This destination was closed during construction of Galaxy’s Edge. Because of its ‘unscripted” nature, speculation that it would never return abounded. Thankfully it REOPENED!!!
There is no height restriction to this Disneyland attraction, but small children will be required to wear life jackets. Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes are seasonal, operate only during good weather and for limited hours each day.
Only Disneyland can give a nod to the ‘ole frontier in such a charming way. Leave it to Uncle Walt. Need some time off the rails? Head West!