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Hop inside one of 16 delightfully detailed, Dumbo-themed gondolas and take off into the sky above Magic Kingdom® Park to soar with Dumbo as he discovers his ability to fly. During your aerial adventure around the circus, maneuver the easy-to-handle joystick inside your Dumbo gondola up or down to control just how high—or how low—you want to go. Dumbo the Flying Elephant® features jovial circus music, led by a band organ, and includes Dumbo's faithful friend, Timothy Mouse, atop a decorative hot-air balloon at the center of the attraction.
Since the Fantasyland expansion, the capacity of Dumbo the Flying Elephant® doubled, making the wait much more tolerable than before. We still recommend experiencing it within the first two hours after park opening or within the last two hours, but you shouldn’t ever need to use a FastPass+.
The queue is now covered in a big top tent with several new interactive elements, including rope climbs, trampolines and more. You’re given a circus ticket pager at the entrance, and then you’re free to explore the tent until your pager notifies you it’s your time to ride! With the recent renovation, the classic attraction was also moved to Storybook Circus and was given two different sets of flying elephants moving in opposite directions.
Tad is growing out of it, but it's still one of Lily's favorites. We parents will always love Dumbo the Flying Elephant® because 1) we rode it when we were young and 2) this attraction brings back so many great memories of Tad and Lily’s first trips to Magic Kingdom® Park. It also offers great views of Storybook Circus.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant® is a midway-style ride similar to Magic Kingdom® Parkand Triceratop Spin. It is located in Fantasyland® Area at Magic Kingdom® Park. The duration of the ride is 1 ½ minutes. It is geared toward younger children and is many little ones’ first Disney “ride.” Each Dumbo-themed gondola seats two people, with the smaller rider sitting on the inside. Guests must transfer from their wheelchair, motorized scooter or ECV to board the ride vehicle.
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This is one of the original attractions at Magic Kingdom® Park which opened on October 1, 1971.
The 1941 animated classic "Dumbo" earned an Academy Award® for best musical score of a motion picture. Look for the nearby trio of elephant topiaries. At the time of the Disney animated film release in 1941, Dumbo was slated to appear on the cover of Time magazine until more newsworthy events at Pearl Harbor occurred on December 7th.
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