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  • I love them! It's a true immersive experience!

    91 79.82%
  • I hate them! Too much work!

    7 6.14%
  • I've never been on them and/or I am opinionless

    16 14.04%
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  1. #16

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    Re: Are you a fan of Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes?

    I think it's a great way to slow things down, and really look at different parts of the park. My kids like them too!
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    Re: Are you a fan of Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes?

    I got my Husband to do this ride last year, and we both loved it. Great experience with great cast members!


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    Re: Are you a fan of Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes?

    Love the canoes, whenever we go on it my sister complains but the rest of us love going on them.

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    Re: Are you a fan of Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes?

    I love them. Rode once when we had several good sized guys paddling together... First time I ever saw a surprised smile on the CMs face.

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    Re: Are you a fan of Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes?

    I'm basically lazy, so I'll just hold my paddle about an inch over the water, and bob it slightly up and down so it will only LOOK like I'm paddling.
    Of course, this never works and the cast members ALWAYS say something to me.

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    Re: Are you a fan of Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes?

    I don't like them, and it has nothing to do with the work factor, but that paddling a canoe isn't up to my expectation of the Disneyland experience. I've canoed maybe a half dozen times in my life, and once on the Crockett Canoes - and the latter wasn't anything special or spectacular when compared to the former.

    But that doesn't mean I want them gone... Just because I don't appreciate them doesn't mean they don't serve a good purpose. They don't hurt anything by being there, and do add to that "kinetic" display on the river throughout the day, but don't look for me paddling.
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    Re: Are you a fan of Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes?

    It is my fav ride in the park. It gave me THE MOST exciting ride I've taken. We crashed into the island, almost hit another canoe backing off said island, then came a bit under 10 feet from hitting the Mark Twain's paddle wheel while it was in reverse as the CMs were making sure we were all ok as we were told paddle as fast as we could so we wouldn't hit the other canoe. It was awesome fun. Poor CMs, never saw them there again (not that I look that often).

    BTW, no one asked if there were tracks following our adventure.

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    Re: Are you a fan of Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikkiandtheMouse View Post
    I find it to be a difficult ride to convince people to ride, which is why I have not yet had a chance to ride. I love that it has lasted though
    ^ditto.

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    Re: Are you a fan of Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes?

    We love the canoes. It is one of the few attractions where you actually get to do something! It is a great experience and I hope they keep it always. It is also one of my 7 yr. old's favorite rides at Disneyland, so that says a lot (Her others being Pirates and BTMRR).

    My only complaint is that people are usually out of sync and whacking each other.

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    Re: Are you a fan of Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkbelle View Post
    My only complaint is that people are usually out of sync and whacking each other.
    This is one of the reasons I tend to avoid the Canoes these days - your mileage really varies with the other passengers and their willingness to cooperate with each other. I LOVE the Canoes, though! It's such a fun experience.

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    Re: Are you a fan of Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkbelle View Post
    My only complaint is that people are usually out of sync and whacking each other.
    Funny, that's why I love it. People get to laugh at themselves and just have some fun.

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    Re: Are you a fan of Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes?

    I always took the time to go on the canoes when I was a kid. On our family trip last year, we were surprised to learn that even our 1 year old son was able to go on the ride. So we did. We all had a great time!





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    Re: Are you a fan of Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes?

    I tried it for the first time last year and really enjoyed it - the only part I didnt like was a rude kid kept splashing people on purpose including my daughters best friend and never even said sorry.

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    Re: Are you a fan of Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes?

    My kids enjoy the ride, especially watching the CMs. My nieces and nephews love paddling!
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    Re: Are you a fan of Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes?

    I've always loved the canoes. My family used to have our own canoe that we would use on the rivers around us, so paddling never bothered me.

    What I also like - besides the workout - is the different perspective you have of the sights along the River. I've gotten some interesting photos!

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