Sailing Ship Columbia

Sailing Ship Columbia - Anaheim, Californi

Sailing Ship Columbia – Anaheim, California

The 110-foot-long Columbia at Disneyland is a full-scale replica of the Columbia Rediviva, the first American ship to circumnavigate the world. It was designed to be a companion to the Steamship Mark Twain and offers 15-minute rides around Tom Sawyer Island.

Like many attractions at Disneyland, there are convenient illusions. The Columbia is natural gas-powered and runs along a hidden track like the Mark Twain. The steamship is better at hiding the illusion with an operational paddle wheel. It would make no sense for a sailing ship to operate without sails.

Even without the sails unfurled, it’s still an impressive sight. The Columbia is transformed into the Black Pearl pirate ship during the Fantasmic! Evening show.

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