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    Dumbo the Flying Elephant

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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 orbit around a central axis. Controls inside each vehicle allow you to raise the arm, lifting you 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 moved to the upper- right corner of the land. The attraction’s capacity doubled with the addition of a second ride—a clone of the first. These two changes, along with the addition of the newer Fantasyland attractions, have drastically reduced waits to ride. If you do find yourself with a wait, Dumbo also includes a covered queue featuring interactive elements (read: things your kids can play with to pass the time in line). The internal playground is not usually open on days with lower crowds.

Touring Tips

If Dumbo is essential to your child's happiness, ride after dinner - not only are crowds smaller at night, but the lighting and effects make the ride much prettier then.

With increased capacity and a remote location moderating its lines, Dumbo is almost never a good choice for your first three FastPasses.

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 be 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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