Captain Rowan D. Falls is a Phantom Manor character.


Captain Falls was a riverboat captain who operated out of Thunder Mesa and captained the Mark Twain Riverboat and who was leader of the Thunder Mesa Riverboat landing.  Eventually he became a suitor to the wealthy Mélanie Ravenswood but was not liked by her father Henry, the owner of the Big Thunder Mining Company at the time.  Ultimately Rowan was murdered by Henry, who arranged for him to be sent down a waterfall in a rowboat.


A portrait of Rowan and Mélanie together is featured in the Stretching Room which Mélanie disappears from and as the portrait stretches it shows Rowan aboard a row boat going over a waterfall.

Towards the end of the ride his crypt can be seen along with those of Mélanie's other suitors.


  • From his name it is possible that he is a relative Dr. Albert Falls, a jungle exploring member of the S.E.A. who founded the Jungle Navigation Company, the parent company of the Jungle Cruise. Albert was in his prime during the 1910s so it is possible that Rowland could be an ancestor of his.
  • The structure of his stretching room portrait was reused from one of Phantom Manor's original stretching portraits which showed Mélanie in a rowboat falling off of a waterfall.
  • His name is made to sound like "Row on the Falls" as an allusion to his cause of death.
  • Rowan's vessel was the Mark Twain Riverboat, a steamboat in Frontierland that guests can ride along the Rivers of America.
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