Dumbo The Flying Elephant Overview | Disneyland Attractions

Take a Magical flight above Fantasyland with Dumbo The Flying Elephant.

Dumbo The Flying Elephant Details

Disneyland Resort Park Disneyland
Location in Park Fantasyland
Height Restrictions Any Height
Age Interests Preschoolers, Kids
Thrill Type Slow Rides, Spinning
Hours Park Open to Park Close
Wait Times Average 30 Minutes
FastPass+ No
Accessibility Information Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV
Dumbo the Flying Elephant at Disneyland
Dumbo is one of Disney’s shortest animated films at 64 minutes.

Attraction Overview

Board a flying Dumbo as he gracefully lifts you up for a magical flight, high into the sky! Dumbo The Flying Elephant attraction at Disneyland is based off the 1941 Animated Film. It is the only attraction located in all six Disney castle parks throughout the world. Dumbo the Flying Elephant was supposed to be an opening day attraction, but instead opened a month later in August of 1955. Timothy Q. Mouse sits atop the fountain and a hot air balloon, with a whip in hand as he directs you while you are in the sky. Feel the wind on your face as well as the sights of Fantasyland as Dumbo glides through the air. Each Dumbo has a different color scheme along with a number. A Cast Member will assign you a number to a specific Dumbo. Use the joystick to go higher and lower. The Dumbo spins counter clockwise around the fountain as a circus melody plays. As you exit the attraction, there is a replica Dumbo where you can stop and snap a picture.


Dumbo on Disneyland Map

Location & Wait Times 

Dumbo The Flying Elephant is located just through the back side of Sleeping Beauty Castle in Fantasyland. Wait times seem to average around 30 minutes. This delightful ride is loved by so many, especially little ones! Times for this ride can change to accommodate fireworks.

Dumbo was Disney’s 4th animated film.

Queue Experience

The queue for this attraction is all outdoors. The outdoor waiting area is newly shaded by a circus tent. The tent has brightly lit bulbs underneath. From the line you can see many other other Fantasyland attractions such as, King Arthur’s Carousel directly in front of it and Casey Jr. Circus Train, as well as StoryBook Land Canal Boats behind it. To the left is Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and on the right is Pinocchio’s Daring Journey and the newly renovated Snow White’s Enchanted Wish.

Written by

Brittney Malina

Contributing Writer

Brittney has been going to Disneyland since she was 3 years old. She has had a deep love for all things Disney ever since. Now as a wife and mother of two, she gets to share the love with her family and re-live the Disney magic through her children’s eyes. Brittney is a Legacy Passholder and you can find her walking down Main Street, U.S.A. with a churro or iced coffee in hand.

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