Dumbo The Flying Elephant
where you fly along with Dumbo as he discovers his ability to soar using
his oversized ears. Spin around the circus ring as you control how high or
low to fly...
One of the classic
FantasyLand attractions, Dumbo, The Flying Elephant is a childrens ride
which is generally enjoyed by kids in the 2 to 7 year age group, and as
such is often very popular with a fairly long queue.
The ride was inspired by the 1941
classic animated film, and lasts around 2 minutes.
Functionally the ride is very similar to
the Astro Orbiters, with a number of ride vehicles circulating around a
vertical pole, with each ride vehicle having the ability to rise or
descend, controlled by the guest using a lever in the vehicle.
The best time to visit
the ride is usually either very early on, or alternatively while the
afternoon parade is on, when most people prefer to watch the parade than
ride the attractions.
the Flying Elephant" I feel is one of those rides that should be required
for Disney fans of all ages to partake in.
The line for this ride was our longest line in Disney
World, not the Magic Kingdom, ALL of Walt Disney World!
THIS is how popular this ride is! There are only a small number of Dumbo's,
so the the line moves quite slowly. The line is located under an awning so
it gives you a break from the hot sun and any rainy weather, although I am
pretty sure Dumbo is shut down in dismal weather.
Timothy Mouse, and his famous feather that helped Dumbo
believe he could fly, are the center of the attraction, keeping an eye
over all the Dumbo's.
Dumbo is about a 2-3 minute ride, which I feel should
be longer because of the long wait, but I understand that they need to
give everyone a turn in a day's time.
This ride is located right next to Cinderella's Golden
Carousel and kiddy corner from "Ariel's Grotto" in which you can meet
Ariel herself and have your picture taken with the famous Mermaid!
a Disney visitor has a young child, they are going to be riding Dumbo the
Flying Elephant ride. There's no use in resisting. It will be futile,
indeed. This is an all time favorite of children 9 and under.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant is located in Fantasyland.
Once you go through Cinderella's Castle and pass Cinderella's Golden
Carousel, you will see it. There are numerous Dumbo elephants wearing
colors of pink, blue, purple, and yellow. The visitors enter the platform
and choose the Dumbo they prefer. Children will know which one they
Once the preferred Dumbo is chosen, the rider climb in
and fasten a seat belt around them. Dumbo will sit one or two people. An
adult and two smaller children could also fit. Everybody is seated, and it
is time for the ride. It slowly begins to rotate around the center access.
Adults, seniors, teen, children, and preschoolers love
this ride. Preschoolers are not phased by Dumbo in the least. I am
horrified of heights and didn't care for it (childhood trauma).
Fortunately the last two times to Disney, I was pregnant and opted out
If one has children, they are going on this ride. Face
it. It's a fact. And they will want to go again and again. The best time
to ride it is first thing in the morning. Go to the park as early as you
can and dart straight to Dumbo. Ride it once and get back in line to ride
again. The children will want to anyway. After riding it a couple of times
the line will begin to form, and the wait for the remainder of the day is
45 minutes on average. If it is missed in the morning, wait until close to
closing and ride it. Sometimes, as people flock to leave the park,
visitors can sneak in a couple turns before they shut it down.
If the premium early morning is missed, and visitors
are forced to wait in line, have you autograph books handy. Many Disney
Characters visit Fantasyland during the day. They will happily sign
autograph books. Collecting Disney character autographs is a lot of fun,
so don't miss out.
Months after visiting Disney with a preschooler, the
one thing they all seem to remember is Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride.
Create some memories with your little ones and take them on this. Don't
forget to take a picture too.