Sailing Ship Columbia

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Sailing Ship Columbia
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Sailing Ship Columbia

Sail boldly forth into the wilderness on a full-scale replica of a majestic 3-masted ship from the 18th century. Sailing Ship Columbia recreates the grand pioneering adventures of the famous vessel that discovered the Columbia River and became the first American ship to circumnavigate the globe.

The Columbia

Board the 110-foot-long, fully rigged Columbia and feel the wind and sun upon your face. Marvel at the towering 84-foot mainmast or inspect the merchant ship's 10 cannons and 2 deck-mounted swivel guns — necessary to repel the attacks of ruthless pirates.

Imagine what it must have been like to challenge the ocean aboard the Columbia with a determined crew of skilled sailors. It took the original Columbia 3 years to sail around the world, but your voyage will only take about 15 minutes.

The Rivers of America

The Sailing Ship Columbia takes you in a full circle around Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island. Along the banks of the Rivers of America, you'll see many intriguing sights and sounds across 3 different lands — including the backwoods of Frontierland, the wrought-iron railings of New Orleans Square and the peak of Chick-A-Pin Hill towering over Critter Country.

Also along the river's edge, sharp-eyed explorers can observe:

  • The rustic cabin of a frontier settler
  • An idyllic Native American village
  • Busy beavers at work on a dam
  • A moose enjoying a leisurely lunch
  • An ominous mansion lurking in the shadows
  • A skunk staring down raccoons
  • Mountain lions relaxing in the sun
  • An osprey guarding it's nest
  • The Disneyland Railroad train steaming into the wilderness

The Columbia follows the same path as the Mark Twain Riverboat and the Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes.

Below Deck

Below the main deck you'll find historical displays recreating the living conditions of 18th-century sailors. The maritime museum celebrates the dedication and sacrifice of the brave explorers who filled in the final details of the world's map.

Guest Policies

  • Supervise children at all times. Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
  • This attraction closes at dusk.
  • Guests must walk by themselves or be assisted by members of their party to experience this attraction.
  • Operates seasonally and on higher-attendance days.
  • Wheelchair Access: Proceed to the access gate to the right of the turnstile or through the attraction exit. Guests must navigate a steep series of stairs when boarding and disembarking the ship.




Today's Park Hours:

Friday, October 9, 2015
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
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