Location: At the entrance to Storybook Circus.
Date Opened: 10/1/1971
# of Ride Units: 32 (2 spinners with 16 elephants each)
Ride Capacity: 2 adults can fit into each Dumbo ride vehicle, though it isn't particularly comfortable. One adult and one child is more comfortable and adults without children generally prefer to ride alone.
Restraint Method: Seatbelt
Ticket Rating: C Ticket
Ride Photo: No
Open/Close: Opens with the park. This attraction is open during both morning and evening Extra Magic Hours.
Wait Times: Thanks to the new double spinners, the ride has a rarely achieved maximum hourly capacity of 1200 riders per hour. Unless you ride first thing in the morning, waiting 30-45 minutes should be expected and even longer on crowded days.
Length of Ride: 90 seconds
Single Rider: No
Queue Description: The attraction's new, indoor, interactive queue also opened to the public on June 15, 2012. In the new queue, Guests receive a pager as they enter the tent-themed waiting area. Kids can burn off some energy on the circus-themed play area while adults can enjoy the cool air conditioning.
Health Restriction: None
Ride Access: The queue is wheelchair accessible though the ride itself is not.
Wheelchair Transfer: It is required that you transfer from a wheelchair or ECV to ride this attraction. The Dumbo ride vehicles are near ground level so it is not much of a climb to get into one.
Service Animals: Yes
Weight and Size Issues: Very large or tall people may find it a bit too cramped to ride with a child, though when alone the ride units should accommodate anybody. If you have a waist well over 50", the seatbelt may feel tight. If you are unable to fasten the seatbelt, make sure you let a cast member know.
Height Restriction: None
Child Swap: No
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History and Trivia
At this location: Pete's Body Shop and part of the Tomorrowland Speedway occupied this space before the construction of the New Fantasyland expansion. Dumbo the Flying Elephant opened here in 2012.
The Attraction's History: Though Dumbo the Flying Elephant has been part of the Magic Kingdom since 1971, the attraction has undergone two major changes. In 1993 the ride was closed and removed. An entirely new version of the attraction was installed, using modern equipment and controls, and upgrading capacity from 12 Dumbo ride vehicles to 16. The attraction was located behind Cinderella Castle from the park's opening in 1971 until early 2012, when it was moved to Storybook Circus and expanded to two spinners going in opposite directions with an interactive, air conditioned queue.