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Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort River Guide

Kevin Rafferty, Jr.

by , Communications, WDI

This month marks the anniversary of canoes at Disneyland park – no motor or track since 1956! To celebrate, Disneyland Resort cast member Jessica Voiles will give you a glimpse into her role as a river guide aboard Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes, in this installment of Every Role a Starring Role!

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  • I remember when I was young our canoe was hijacked by a rowing team LOL

  • We just rode the canoes for the first time on our trip this month. My three kids and I loved it! It was one of our favorite parts of our visit. The guides were very funny. It was a great new way to experience the waterways.

  • My son Kelson was in the video. He is the 2 year old in the blue floppy hat getting his life vest on and giving a thumbs up! He loves the canoe rides!!!

  • My favorite memory of being a River Guide was having a canoe full of nuns. We just *flew* around the River!

  • I miss the canoes at WDW. It was one of my favorite rides. The best part of the ride was the “cheese jokes” that each guide told.

  • I still have my certificate and team t-shirt from participating in the 1984 Canoe Olympics (the summer Olympics were in Los Angeles that year).

  • I tried watching the video but it says its private 🙁

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