Dumbo the Flying Elephant

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Dumbo at DisneylandINTRODUCTION

One of the best-loved and most popular attractions among younger visitors, Dumbo the Flying Elephant takes them soaring around Fantasyland, and the best part is the joystick that lets them control how high or low he flies.


Dumbo the Flying Elephant is located in the back of Fantasyland between Monstro the whale (part of Storybook Land) and Casey Jr. Circus train.

The queue winds around the attraction and is largely unshaded. There are 16 Dumbos to choose from, wearing a variety of different colored hats and blankets.

The ride is short, only about a minute and a half long.

Read about Walt Disney World's Dumbo attraction HERE.


This is a very popular attraction and it's best to ride it early in the day to avoid long waits.

Dumbo the Flying ElephantEach Dumbo holds two average-sized adults, so one adult and two children can fit, but it's better if each child can have their own Dumbo to avoid squabbles over the control stick!

There is no height requirement. All guests are secured by a seat belt.

ECV or wheelchair users must transfer out to ride this attraction.

The calliope behind the attraction is fun to take a closer look at.

A Dumbo vehicle is usually sitting on the raised area next to the ride, which offers guests better photo opportunities than they have while on the ride.

The closest restrooms are located next to the Village Haus Restaurant, along the exit to Frontierland.


Dumbo is a favorite with kids, especially preschoolers.

There are no characters in this part of Fantasyland. Several of the Disney princesses make appearances at "Princess Storytelling" sessions at the "Once Upon a Time" shop located next to the Castle.


Village Haus in Fantasyland serves burgers and pizza.


Mad Hatter sells a variety of character hats, including Mickey ears and Peter Pan hats with personalized embroidery.

Heraldry Shoppe -- Get your family's coat-of-arms on personalized plaques and clothing.

Names Unraveled -- personalized first name artwork, with different backgrounds and styles, and including the meaning of the name.

Once Upon a Time -- Princess shop with Princess clothing, dolls, toys and accessories.

Stromboli's Wagon - This cart sells hats, postcards, candy and other small souvenirs.


Dumbo is an original Disneyland attraction and opened in July 1955.

In 1957 former President Harry Truman refused to ride Dumbo because the elephant is the symbol for the Republican party.

The Timothy Mouse figure on top orginally held a whip, but now he holds a feather.

For Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration, a golden Dumbo was added to the ride. Another golden Dumbo sits nearby, providing an excellent photo opportunity.

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