Sailing Ship Columbia

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Climb aboard an authentic reproduction of the actual Columbia sailing ship for a tour of the Rivers of America.

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Location: Frontierland.
Ride Type: Slow-moving boat ride.
Height Req.: None .
Fastpass: No.
Single Rider: No.
Child Swap: No.
Avg. Wait*: 10-15 minutes.
Ride Length: 11 minutes and 30 seconds.
Ride Capacity: A couple dozen people fit on the deck of the ship.
Operating Hours: Park opening to dusk. Typically only runs during busier periods.
 
*Wait times my vary widely on a number of factors including crowd levels, showtimes, and hour of the day.
  • There is not a lot of sitting room available for this 10+ minute voyage. There is also not a lot of shade above deck, so you might want to skip this attraction on hotter days or head below deck.
  • The Sailing Ship Columbia closes at dusk on nights when Fantasmic! is performed. Make sure to ask a Cast Member at the location or check the sign at the entrance for the exact closing time.
  • Don't forget to check out the Below Deck Museum downstairs to get a glimpse of what life was like for the 1787 crew.

Fun Facts

  • This attraction opened on June 14, 1958.
  • This attraction can only be found at Disneyland in California.
  • The Below Deck Museum which features recreated living quarters of an eighteenth century American sailor opened February 22, 1964.
  • The original Columbia was the first American ship to circumnavigate the globe in 1787.
  • Disney designers studied historical records to make their replica as accurate as possible.
  • The Columbia is used during the night time show Fantasmic! as Captain Hook’s pirate ship.
  • The Columbia River in Oregon is named after the original Sailing Ship Columbia.

Safety and Accessibility

  • Safety Considerations: There are two pre-announced canon shots while on board that might upset young children and those with sensitive hearing.
  • Wheelchair Accessible: No. Guests must be able to transfer from wheelchair or ECV and negotiate a small flight of stairs to board and disembark. Must also be able to stand for about 15 minutes to experience this attraction.
  • Hearing Disability Services: No.
  • Visual Disability Services: No.
  • Service Animals: Allowed.

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