An opening day attraction, El Rio Del Tiempo (The River of Time) was a boat ride inside of the Mexico pavilion in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase. The attraction took guests through scenes depicting Mexico’s history, mythology, and landscapes. There were two different songs that would play on your journey, both written by X Atencio and Armando Corral. The lyrics of “Vistas de Mexico” were heard through most of the journey and switched to the goodbye message of “Fiestas in Mexico” as the finale.
In January of 2007 El Rio Del Tiempo closed in order to be rethemed. Just over three months later, the new version of the attraction opened as “Gran Fiesta Tour.” Though very similar to the original, the new ride now features the Three Caballeros.