Description And Comments

A tame, happy children's ride based on the lovable flying pachyderm. Parents and children sit inside small fiberglass "elephants" mounted on long metal arms, which spin around a central axis. Controls inside each vehicle allow you to raise the arm, making you spin higher off the ground. Despite being little different from rides at state fairs and amusement parks, Dumbo is the favorite Magic Kingdom attraction of many younger children.

As part of the Fantasyland expansion, Dumbo was moved to the Storybook Circus section north of Mad Tea Party. The attraction's capacity was doubled with the addition of a second ride - a clone of the first. Because of its increased capacity and remote location, Dumbo rarely needs Fastpass+ reservations.

The revamped Dumbo also includes a covered queue featuring interactive elements (read: things your kids can play with to pass the time in line).

Touring Tips

If Dumbo is essential to your child’s happiness, make it your first stop, preferably within 15 minutes of park opening, or use Fastpass+. An alternative is to try Dumbo during the last two hours the park is open, or during parades. Besides lower crowds, the ride’s lighting and effects make it much prettier at night.

If you want to ride Dumbo twice with a minimal wait, have both adults get in line on the same side of Dumbo, and allow between 32 and 64 people to get between the first adult and child and the second adult. Pass the child to the second adult when the first ride is over.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant Wait Times

This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Dumbo the Flying Elephant when you visit on a day with a given Magic Kingdom Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Dumbo the Flying Elephant Wait Times.

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