River Rogue Keelboats
|At A Glance
||Styled like a pair of ninteenth
century keelboats the Coyote and the Raccoon
are both real boats, powered by diesel engines, which traverse
the Rivers of the Far West.
with the Mark Twain and Molly Brown paddle steamers, the River
Rogue Keelboats constantly circle the island in the middle of
the Rivers of the Far West on which the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Styled like a pair of ninteenth century keelboats
the Coyote and the Raccoon are both real boats,
powered by diesel engines, and steered by Disney cast members
who stand at the stern providing an ongoing commentary.
Contrary to popular belief they aren't running around
a pre-destined underwater track.
Overall the ride is somewhat quicker than the trip
around the island by Paddle Steamer, taking only 8 minutes or
so to complete, and again it's a trip to do on a hot day rather
than an overcast and raining day. It's also not a ride worth queueing
for more than a few minutes at, and certainly not for the 20 -
30 minutes that the queue frequently builds up to on warm sunny