Dumbo the Flying Elephant

♪♫But I’ve been, done, seen about everything, When I see a elephant fly ♪♫


Dumbo the Flying Elephant is a tame children’s ride located in Storybook Circus at Fantasyland. Rotating around a central axis, guests have control over the height at which their elephant flies with a joystick located inside the vehicle. The vehicles are two-seaters, so perfect for an adult and a small child, and even large enough for two adults! Adults must ride with children under 7. Incredibly popular with the younger crowd, be sure to head there first thing in the morning, or later in the evening, or else grab a FastPass+ (see our tip about FastPass+ below).

  • Ages: 2+ (No height requirement)
  • Length: 1.5 minute ride
  • Queue: Outdoors and covered; there is a covered playground area where children can play and parents sit and watch, they give you a restaurant-style pager and will page you when its your turn to ride
  • Reader Rating: ★★★★ (Click here to rate Dumbo the Flying Elephant)
  • FastPass+: Yes
  • When to Ride: Before 11 am or after 7 pm
  • Location: Fantasyland
  • Rider Swap*: No
  • Load Speed: Slow
  • Physical Considerations**: No
  • Wheelchair/ECV transfer: Per Disney: Guests must transfer from their wheelchair, motorized scooter or ECV to board the ride vehicle.
  • D-Ticket attraction
  • Carnival style ride that spins around a central axis

Tip: Although there is FastPass+ available for Dumbo, the increased capacity with the addition of the second ride (in the New Fantasyland renovation of 2012) helps keep waits down; plus there is the children’s play area within the queue. Save your first three FastPass+ options for other attractions and if you need to, use your extras (after you have used the first three, you can book more) to book Dumbo.

*Rider Swap allows members of a group to take turns riding certain attractions while the rest of the group stays with the group’s young non-rider(s). The first part of the group waits in line, and the second part of the group is able to ride afterwards with a short wait. (Back to top)

**Physical Considerations: Per Disney: For your safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride. (Back to top)

Reader Rating: ★★★★

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