Dumbo the Flying Elephant has been a Disney staple since the park opened in 1971. Though, it has been refurbished multiple times, it has been a fan favorite for a long time.
The ride itself is a pretty standard “kiddie” carnival ride where the elephants are on hydraulic arms that lift you up and down while you spin around a rotating center. Each Dumbo has a little mini-joystick switch that allows you to raise and lower your elephant during part of the ride.
For my kids though, the best part of Dumbo in the Florida sun is that that you get to go play on climbing structure in the air conditioning and bypass a lot of the ride wait. Its a great way to get out of the Florida sun.
As a parent, you there is an area of seating where you can watch your kids or refresh yourself a bit and prepare for your next round of Disney World adventure. The other nice thing about Dumbo compared to other rides of this style at Disney World, is that there are two ride units so the line moves along.
Because of the two ride units and the play area for the kids, I would choose to ride Dumbo again over Astro Oribiter, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, or TriceraTop Spin over in Animal Kingdom.
Theme Park: Magic Kingdom
Area of the Park: Fantasyland
Age Range Appeal: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults
Queue Description: The queue itself is nothing exciting, unless you have kids, that is. Their is playground/climbing structure halfway through, under the big top. Where they can run, play, climb and stretch their legs. Best part is that its in the air conditioning.
Queue Length: Usually about 25-30 minutes. Some of your playtime counts towards this.
Ride Height Requirements: Any Height
Scary Factor: Low – not scary at all