Everybody hurries to the circus towns - time for lemonade and cracker jack! But here, in Fantasyland, something even more magnificent: behold, Dumbo – the Flying Elephant!!
The iconic attraction without which no Disneyland would be complete sits right at the heart of this Fantasyland atop an elevated platform surrounded by clean, cascading waterfalls, swirling green topiaries and colourful circus marquees, all framed by the branches of weeping willow trees.
Flying into the sky aboard Dumbo is somewhat of a Disneyland initiation ritual for both the young and young at heart. There's just something miraculously enchanting and entirely timeless about this simple carousel-in-the-sky.
Much of the magic in Paris comes from the attraction's design, with the Imagineers somehow able to effortlessly turn a "circus" theme into a beautiful and elegantly-designed space.
It should be a fun little aside, but somehow this Flying Elephant always manages to steal the show.
Circling elevated circus of guest-controlled flying elephants.
12th April 1992
1 minute 30 seconds
2 Guests per elephant,
Original concepts had the ride based on the Pink Elephants on Parade sequence, before Walt Disney threw out the idea of a ride based on an intoxicated "hallucination"!