No more Mexico Pavilion! Does Colombia have churros?
WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL — The “Gran Fiesta Tour starring the Three Caballeros,” a/k/a the Mexico boat ride with Donald Duck and those two other birds, is no more. And neither is Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion.
We’ve known that a change was coming, since we figured Disney would want to freshen up the ride with a more recent I.P. than ¡Saludos Amigos! We of course predicted a Guardians of the Galaxy overlay, but then they built that massive GotG ride in Future World.
Now we know
It turns out that Donald and [Ed. We really should know the names of the other two. Jorge Tapioca? Dorito? Something like that.] have been evicted for the more recent and much more popular characters of Encanto.
Of course, Encanto is set in Colombia, so the entire Mexico Pavilion is now officially the Colombia Pavilion. Since this is a retheme only and not a new pavilion, it doesn’t change the total number of country pavilions currently at Epcot. (16? 17? Let’s see, they’ve added New Jersey, Israel, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, Cuba, but they lost the U.K. after Brexit. Did they ever add Vatican City? And did Canada leave after they called it “America’s Hat“? We lose track.)
“Mirabelle’s River Adventure” opens Tuesday.
We like Encanto, but we like churros more. Don’t you? Let us know in the comments below!
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Cover photo: We know it’s cheaper to retheme an existing attraction… but why exactly is Mirabelle having a river adventure? Photo © Disney.