Casey Jr. - Le Petit Train du Cirque

Casey Jr. comin' down the track!

Hop onboard the iconic circus train of Dumbo for a whistle stop tour over Storybook Land, with giddy music and fantastic vistas of the fairytale world below.

"I think I can, I think I can..." After making it over the first hill, Casey Jr. steams his way around the track at a dashing pace, putting the wind in your hair and a circus smile on your face!

Ride aboard Casey Jr. on a gentle route of ups and downs, around the miniature hills of Storybook Land.

  • Opening Date

    March 1994

  • Attraction Type

    Powered roller coaster

  • Duration

    2 minutes

  • Capacity

    34 Guests per circus train,
    2 circus trains

  • Suitablility
    • Children 3-7
    • Children 8-12
    • Young Adults
    • Adults
    • Seniors


  • Casey Jr. - Le Petit Train du Cirque was the first roller coaster in the world to feature a synchronised on-board audio system. As Casey climbs the initial hill, "I think I can, I think I can..." plays, before the full "Casey Jr." song begins with the downward descent. This successfully tested the concept for Imagineers before they put it to much greater use at Space Mountain in 1995.
  • Although technically classed as a roller coaster, the ride is infact powered throughout, unlike traditional coasters which operate through the forces of gravity. This allows for a more gentle and controlled family ride, and is the first and only time Disney has used this ride system. Like Space Mountain and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith, it was manufactured to the Imagineers' specifications by Dutch coaster company Vekoma.
  • This attraction and the whole of Storybook Land is based loosely on the area of the same name at Disneyland in California, where Storybook Land Canal Boats (opened 1956) is a Cast Member-guided motor boat tour past miniature scenes and Casey Jr. Circus Train (opened 1955) a traditional train ride.
  • In fact, Casey Jr. Circus Train in California was originally conceived as a low-speed roller coaster ride up and around the hills of Storybook Land, with several dips and climbs. Due to limitations at the time, however, it had to be scaled back to a tamer downhill railway.
  • The attraction was added in 1994 alongside Le Pays des Contes de Fées as part of a rapid expansion programme to greatly increase the park's attraction capacity.

Casey Jr. is the only non-spinning Disney coaster you can also enjoy backwards for its entirity — just grab the back seats in the caboose!


  • This attraction occasionally operates on a limited schedule during low season, remaining closed on certain days. It almost always closes before nightfall, and usually earlier still on nights when fireworks are presented.


  • Not suitable for children under 1 year old.
  • Transfer required. Must be accompanied in order to assist in transfer to the train.