Dumbo the Flying Elephant, one of Disney's oldest attractions

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Written By Carlos Braga

The Dumbo the Flying Elephant is one of the oldest attractions in the Magic Kingdom, therefore, it is a classic that every visitor makes a point of seeing.

Anyway, learn more about the place and how to make the most of it on your next trip to Orlando.

What is Dumbo the Flying Elephant?

The Dumbo the Flying Elephant it is a carousel, however, in the heights.

Dumbo The Flying Elephant
Dumbo The Flying Elephant

In this ride, visitors climb up and down inside one of Disney's most beloved characters, Dumbo.

Therefore, it is a classic attraction of Disney parks, is even one of the oldest.

That's because, it works since 1971, that is, since the Park was opened.

The charismatic baby elephant gives children the feeling of flying, just like he does in the movies.

In addition, the attraction is a fountain, full of details that refer to the circus, with shades of gold, red and blue, a reference to the ring.

Where is the attraction?

The Dumbo the Flying Elephant  is at Storybook Circus in the traditional park Magic Kingdom, in the area dedicated to children, Fantasyland. 

Dumbo The Flying Elephant Attraction at Magic Kingdom
Dumbo The Flying Elephant Attraction at Magic Kingdom

When arriving on Main Street, after passing the statue of Walt Disney with Mickey, the first entrance on the right will lead to Fantasyland.

However, before arriving at Dumbo's circus, the visitor passes by the Mad Tea Party attraction, the famous Alice in Wonderland cup.

Continuing to the right, it is already possible to see the famous circus tent that refers to the 1941 production.

Including listening to the theme song of the film and the colors of the fonts.

How does Dumbo the Flying Elephant work?

It works like a merry-go-round, that is, it goes completely around itself.

Currently, there are two carousels, which rotate in opposite directions, under a fountain.

In fact, who controls the movement is the visitor himself using a simple control, such as a joystick.

Entrance to Dumbo The Flying Elephant
Entrance to Dumbo The Flying Elephant

So, the children Those who are afraid can play freely in this attraction, because it is possible to stay close to the ground.

Anyway, as it is aimed at children, it does not reach great height or speed.

However, it is good to point out that minors need to be accompanied.

However, there are two people per elephant, and it is the one on the left who controls the ascents and descents.

Recommended age to enjoy the attraction

The Dumbo the Flying Elephant there is no minimum age, everyone can have fun, including, there is no minimum height.

However, for minors, the presence of an adult is recommended, including controlling the character's flight.

What are the opening hours for Dumbo the Flying Elephant?

The attraction operates from 09:00 in the morning until 23:00 from Monday to Monday, that is, from opening to closing of the park.

Carlos in front of Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Carlos in front of Dumbo the Flying Elephant

However, the attraction is part of the Early Entry Hours, that is, it opens earlier for guests of disney resorts, from 8:30h to 9:00h.

Therefore, if the visitor is staying in one of the chain's hotels, he will be able to play in this attraction without queues.

Does the attraction usually have queues?

The attraction with Dumbo as a character usually has a queue, especially during school holidays in the United States.

However, it is a quick queue, because currently there are two carousels. 

And yet, the queue for this attraction provides an amazing playground for kids.

Queue for Dumbo The Flying Elephant
Queue for Dumbo The Flying Elephant

In addition, what contributes to the queues is the fact that it is a classic attraction of the Magic Kingdom.

For this reason, it usually attracts not only children, many adults make a point of enjoying the flight in the graceful Dumbo.

Anyway, the queues are usually longer in the afternoon, as the area has a good temperature and is covered, many leave the attraction for the hottest time.

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Therefore, it is usually faster in the morning.

Is it possible to use Disney Genie+ in Dumbo the Flying Elephant?

Among the attractions that accept Disney Genie + is the Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

However, it is an attraction that waits in a very pleasant place.

This is because, upon arrival, the visitor receives a pager that saves the place in the queue.

Disney Genie + is an alternative to the most popular places where the queues are extremely long, in Magic Kingdom a good alternative is to use it in attractions for example:

Anyway, in the Dumbo attraction, the child can have fun inside the circus tent, while waiting, even in the air conditioning.

Thus, the visitor must plan to make the most of the Disney Genie +, perhaps, this attraction is not a good option, since it is limited.

What are the top tips for getting the most out of Dumbo the Flying Elephant?

The way to Dumbo the Flying Elephant it's already fun.

Therefore, the main tip is to enjoy the route.

This is because, before arriving, the visitor passes through an area of Character Experiences that usually has characters, the Fairytale Garden. 

Dumbo The Flying Elephant at Magic Kingdom
Dumbo The Flying Elephant at Magic Kingdom

Thus, on a lucky day it is possible to see rare characters there, such as Princess Merida, for example.

So, visitors can enjoy and meet the characters, in addition, take pictures with other princesses like Snow White and Aurora.

The place is covered and super pleasant on summer days. Therefore, another tip disney with kids interesting is to enjoy the place on hot days and rain.

After all, it is an attraction that younger children will love and parents will be surprised by so many details.

Is Dumbo the Flying Elephant worth it?

The circus area, first of all, attracts many parents, because the children's playground is for all ages, a very comfortable place with air conditioning and covered.

This is a positive point, since Orlando it is very hot and usually has heavy rains during the afternoon.

Dumbo The Flying Elephant Attraction at Magic Kingdom
Dumbo The Flying Elephant Attraction at Magic Kingdom

Soon, adults in turn are delighted with so much reference to the film, which marked the childhood of many, the area is really nostalgic, mainly, for the circus tent. 

Finally, enjoy the tour to enter the universe of one of the most famous and oldest Walt Disney films.

why surely the Dumbo the Flying Elephant It is an attraction that is worth visiting and is great for enjoying the disney in summer.

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About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

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I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!