Published: September 16, 2009 at 12:40 PMNo, if WDI can't build one extra Dumbo and leave that one there, they have a long road ahead then when it comes to the expansion project...
Published: September 16, 2009 at 2:38 PMtwo dumbo's is a great idea, now all we need is a second space mountain and walt's dream is finally complete.
Published: September 16, 2009 at 7:27 PMActually, Space Mountain is already technically 2 roller coasters that are mirror images of each other.
I never really understood the fascination for Dumbo. Astro-Orbiters is far superior to Dumbo, but it does make sense for Disney to try to increase the capacity of their highly popular ride and improve the guest experience while they wait in a line that moves notoriously slow.
Published: September 17, 2009 at 7:57 AMIf you're looking for a thrill, dueling Tea Cups is where it's at.
But yeah I think dueling Astro Orbiters would be better than Dueling Dumbos...the ears may get tangled :(
Published: September 17, 2009 at 8:15 AMI guess the popularity of the Dumbo ride is based off kids 2-8...I know even though the wait was almost an hour last month my 3 year old screamed and kicked demanding he ride that ride. Going to the top of the elevator shaft to ride astro wasn't that thrilling to him? There is no way to move more people thru Dumbo as it stands now... the ride time is already short so a second option makes sense to me.
Published: September 17, 2009 at 10:13 AMWe just brought my daughter to the Magic Kingdom for the first time last week. She is 2 years 3 months old. Anyway, when she saw Dumbo, she almost passed our from excite for going on that. There is just something about that ride, kids want to go on it. So we waited in line, fully exposed to the unforgiving sun (more so since I am a Bostonian and don't gel with heat). A second one would be welcomed.
Published: September 17, 2009 at 12:31 PMThat makes me wonder if they have dueling, will they increase the ride time?
Published: September 17, 2009 at 11:16 PMThe two sets will help, and so will the new "pager" waiting system - allowing kids to play and parents to wait in the shade on bleachers.
Did the Smithsonian get theirs from e-bay or MouseSurplus?
Published: September 18, 2009 at 5:58 PMDo you think they left any room in the expansion for the Snow White and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster? Do you think we will ever see that ride happen in Fantasyland?