We’re not going to lie, we love the Dumbo ride!
We remember riding on this ride as a child. When Fantasyland re-opened after its major remodel in 2012, we were excited to see that the Dumbo ride had been greatly improved and there are now two Dumbo rides side-by-side, operating in clockwise/counter-clockwise precision. This doubled the capacity of the ride.
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Hop atop Dumbo and take off into the air on a joyful journey amid the jubilant sounds of carnival music. Based on Disney’s 1941 animated classic Dumbo, Dumbo the Flying Elephant invites you to accompany everybody’s favorite circus elephant as he discovers his unique ability to fly.
Dumbo’s faithful friend Timothy Q. Mouse greets you from the arched entry, directing the action with help from his “magic” feather. As a jovial band organ melody begins, Dumbo gracefully lifts off from the ground and magically begins to fly around and around.
Double The Size For Twice The Fun
This isn’t your everyday flight of fancy. The classic Dumbo ride has been dramatically transformed, and now it’s twice the fun. The new attraction features 2 sets of rotating elephants, moving in opposite directions as they fly through the air.
How High Will You Fly?
During your aerial adventure, you can direct Dumbo to soar 12′ skyward or fly low to the ground by moving the handle inside the Dumbo-themed gondola. Feel the wind in your face as you take in the sweeping views of Storybook Circus below.
Cut Your Wait Time
Disney FastPass+ service is available at this attraction.
When Elephants Fly Video: Dumbo Flying
July 2016 Update:
Several years ago, we actually got to meet Thomas Kinkade painting at the Mall of America in an atrium. We love his Disney series that have now been made into annual calendars!
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale
by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins
Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???
We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.
We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.
Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.