Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Dumbo has recently moved from his original home in Fantasyland to Storybook Circus.  In the process, the ride doubled in size and now has one of the most unique queue areas ever.

I think that this is going to be good for the park because Dumbo, for whatever reason, has been the must-do ride for children for years.  This led to crazy long lines for a ride that didn't last very long and, to be honest, wasn't that exciting.

The move to Storybook Circus saw the addition of a second Dumbo spinner that would spin in the opposite direction as the original.  This effectively doubled the ride capacity of Dumbo which will, hopefully, bring wait times down.

The other big change that occurred was in the queue area.  I keep calling it an "area" instead of a "line" because it's not a queue line in the traditional sense.

Instead of a line that you stand in for hours, a cast member will give you a pager-like device.  Then, you can enter the circus tent where they have a new play area for the kids while you wait for your pager to go off.

I haven't had the opportunity to see or ride the new Dumbo, but for the first time ever, I am actually looking forward to riding the flying elephant.

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