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Casey Jr. Circus Train

Many park guests don't realize it, but Casey Jr. Circus Train was actually the first attraction based on the film Dumbo, being the circus train that transported Dumbo and the rest of the circus from town to town. Though not technically an opening day attraction, it missed by only a couple weeks and opened at the end of July 1955, a couple weeks before Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Guests can sit in several different train cars, including the always popular monkey cage. Once going, the train tours the hills above Storybook Land Canal Boats route providing a different view of the miniature scenes, and without the narration.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: The train runs along the back side of Fantasyland and through the same space at Storybook Land Canal Boats. Loading is to the left of Dumbo the Flying Elephant.
  • Date Opened: 7/31/1955
  • # of Ride Units:
  • Ride Capacity:
  • Restraint Method: None
  • Ticket Rating: B Ticket
  • Ride Photo: No
 
Time Commitment Information - Hide Section
  • Open/Close: Opens and closes with the park. Rain will also cause the ride to close.
  • Wait Times: Generally not longer than 20 minutes.
  • Length of Ride: 3 minutes, 30 seconds
  • FastPass: No
  • Single Rider: No
  • Queue Description: No real themed queue, rather a corral that leads to a small train station where you enter the ride.
Access Information - Hide Section
  • Health Restriction: Should be safe for all health conditions.
  • Ride Access: The queue is not wheelchair or ECV accessible. To enter, go to the exit gate and await instructions.
  • Wheelchair Transfer: Transferring from wheelchairs and ECVs is required. The various train cars have different configurations but you'll need to step into them.
  • Service Animals: Yes
  • Audio: No assistive devices are available.
  • Weight and Size Issues: The train cars are small though they should accommodate just about any guest. The caged cars, in particular are cramped and large guests may want to avoid them.
Parenting Information - Hide Section
  • Height Restriction: No
  • Child Swap: No
  • Other Issues: When only one train is running, this line can be very slow.
History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: Casey Jr. Circus Train was the first attraction in this location.
  • This attraction's history: For the first year of operation, Casey Jr. Circus Train was simply a train ride with very little to look at. When the miniature scenes were added to Canal Boats of the World (turning it into Storybook Land Canal Boats) in September 1956, riders were finally given something to look at. Since then, the attraction has remained largely unchanged.


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