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Dumbo the Flying Elephant reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Dumbo the Flying Elephant, a spinner in Fantasyland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

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Posted: December 16, 2013

Dumbo long has been one of the iconic rides in the Magic Kingdom, as children and their parents share a ride on the back of one of these flying elephants. It's a low-capacity ride, leading to long waits, so in 2012, Disney moved Dumbo to a new "Storybook Circus"-themed section of Fantasyland and added a second carousel, doubling the ride's capacity and reducing the wait. To further ease the pain of still-long wait-times, Disney now also offers an indoor play area for kids while they wait, and restaurant-style beepers for parents to alert them when it is almost the family's turn to ride.

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39 votes, so far

A Walt Disney World classic. Now that another one has been added, the line moves much faster- and the interactive queue is great, if not a little confusing. - Emily Kramer

Classic and really enjoyed the upgrade - Owen Scott

Dumbo is iconic, and the wait times are much better since they have added the 2nd ride. We had the opportunity to go through the standby line for the 1st time when we took our 2 year old niece for her 1st time to Disney World and while I think it is nice that they have the play area to entertain the kids, it is very difficult to get them out when it's time to go for the ride. That being said, I am glad they have made the line enjoyable for the kids. - Michelle Morgan

Never thought to ride it in the past, but since it was in a new setting we gave it a try. And we really liked it. Actually, a lot of nostalgic fun. - Rob Pastor

We all know most kid rides just go in a circle and these are just elephants flying in a circle. BUT now there are two and a circus room to play in. While you wait you get to play, and when its your time to ride the pager buzzes you!! Beware it is crowded in that little play room, and very loud. Fast passers waited much longer in line then those of us in the regular line too. - Meg T.

Beautiful. I waited 70 minutes. The playground is a great idea for youngsters. 8/10 - David L.

8/10. Surprising to me that I rate such a simple concept of a ride, even as legendary as Dumbo, an 8 out of 10. Reason? New Fantasyland is absolutely worth it and the theming across the whole land is wonderful. - Nick Dakuginow

A classic that's now better thanks to an AC queue (haven't experienced playground due to MNSSHP), water, 2 spinners, and a great themed enviorment. Before the redesigned ersion I'd give it 5/19, but now it's 7/10 - Dominick D

Okay, the ride itself is simple. And yet it's still a lot of fun. It's a right of passage for kids and families to ride the Dumbo ride. Within the new set up, the ride went from a plain spinner to a whole experience for the kids. Beware though, it might be hard to get your gets out of the playground and on the ride cause it's pretty awesome in the queue. - Skipper Adam

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