Saturday, June 25, 2011

From the movies to the parks: Dumbo

Dumbo has always had a presence in the Disney parks, and has one of the few attractions that was there on opening day that is still a big crowd-pleaser today.

That's Dumbo the Flying Elephant, one of the simplest, but most iconic of all Disney attractions. It's a short ride and there's not much too it, but the appeal of flying along with Dumbo and taking in an aerial view of Fantastyland is obvious. This attraction is present in Disneyland, Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tokyo Disneyland.

Park guests can also take a ride around Fantasyland on Dumbo's circus train Casey Jr. in both Disneyland and Disneyland Paris.

In the Disneyland Resort's California Adventure, one of the Games of the Boardwalk is a classic carnival game with Dumbo decor called Dumbo Bucket Brigade. A spray of water launches the firefighting clowns up the ladder to save Dumbo.

Dumbo's Pink Elephants on Parade show up in the Disneyland version of Fantasmic, with a crazy rock version of their song. Here's a clip:

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