Dumbo The Flying Elephant
Every child wants to ride around, up, and down on Dumbo. Two-seater flying elephants take you for a short, fast spin. Show your child how to lift the control lever to rise higher. Grown-ups will enjoy the pachyderm’s-eye view. Dumbo has flown to a new location where a second ride system and innovative queue ease the long waits. Kids cavort in an indoor playground, parents sit in comfort, and the family is paged when it’s time to ride. Adults must ride with small children. Must transfer from wheelchair. Alex’s KidTip: “Use a fun flying style, like up and down! This is still one of my favorite rides!”Get a full copy of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook here.
Ages: All ages
Thrill Factor: Spins high in the air
Ride Duration: 2 min.
PassPorter's Ratings for Dumbo The Flying Elephant
Author Jennifer Marx's Rating:
Appeal by Age:
The new waiting area is a lot of fun and completely negates the reason for not riding this ride (long lines). Warning for parents, though: When my son was two he had a complete meltdown when it was time to leave the play area and ride the ride. He and I missed the ride entirely because he was so upset. There were no issues this time now that he's 5!
Principesa gave this a rating of 6 on 08/23/2016 at 6:02:38 pm EDT
We all love Dumbo!
Jablers gave this a rating of 10 on 06/28/2016 at 9:39:29 am EDT
A must to ride to say you went to Disney. Ride it late when most of the little kids have gone back. OR during the fireworks.
Dopeyhornet gave this a rating of 7 on 06/26/2016 at 3:19:20 pm EDT
Cute but not worth the super long wait. Queue is great for those with small kids. Those without, just a long, noisy wait.
TomiRocket gave this a rating of 4 on 06/24/2016 at 11:50:14 am EDT
The addition of the second Dumbo ride and the indoor waiting area is great. However, I won't ride it unless it is basically a walk on. I do go every year, so my wait limit is short.
wdwr gave this a rating of 7 on 06/23/2016 at 10:52:18 pm EDT
Classic ride. Perfect for all children, young and old. We took as much time in the queue as we wanted. I wish the buzzer would hold your place in line somehow though instead of having to wait in another line again.
todncopper gave this a rating of 7 on 06/22/2016 at 2:50:15 pm EDT
The new queue makes this one of the greatest experiences for the kids. Why couldn't Disney think of this ten years ago when my kids were younger.
scott disney dad gave this a rating of 8 on 06/21/2016 at 10:01:00 pm EDT
My kids love it and seeing a smile on their faces make it worth it
2babiesandthemouse gave this a rating of 8 on 06/20/2016 at 10:45:27 am EDT
The double ride and shaded wait area is brilliant. I remember standing in the hot sun as a kid for an hour waiting for this ride. Not a pleasant memory. But, riding this with my kids makes me forget that unpleasantness.
MissyMouse70 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/18/2016 at 9:18:33 pm EDT
It's definitely a ride for children but kids will love this, and you will love the smiles on your kids faces!
Cbinks2 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/17/2016 at 8:08:53 pm EDT
Low on thrills, high on nostalgia :)
chelynnah gave this a rating of 9 on 06/17/2016 at 12:21:45 pm EDT
Fun with kids. Can't wait to do it with my own next year!
toomuchtv gave this a rating of 7 on 06/17/2016 at 10:00:37 am EDT
a family tradition
ashlvsq2004 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/15/2016 at 11:10:20 am EDT
Great for the younger kids and as an introduction to heights for older kids since it lets you control how high and low your elephant flies.
krajewskim gave this a rating of 7 on 06/14/2016 at 11:16:14 pm EDT
Always a family favorite!!
SueinNH gave this a rating of 10 on 06/14/2016 at 3:01:31 pm EDT
A classic that I always look forward to revisiting
eeyore01905 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/14/2016 at 10:10:23 am EDT
Love the new queue waiting area. The ride itself is just ok but its a classic and kids love it!
EvaKi gave this a rating of 7 on 06/14/2016 at 9:44:40 am EDT
My and my daughters favorite.
Disneymom7702 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/14/2016 at 3:31:21 am EDT
aswaffer gave this a rating of 7 on 06/13/2016 at 8:25:52 pm EDT
Rated it high only because it is one of the classics! Gotta ride Dumbo at least once each visit!
MPoppins77 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/13/2016 at 6:35:55 pm EDT
A classic! Occasionally a long wait.
rebeccamcarroll gave this a rating of 6 on 06/13/2016 at 2:35:18 pm EDT
Not that thrilling, but a classic!
cbate717 gave this a rating of 6 on 06/13/2016 at 2:12:17 pm EDT
Libby X 3 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/12/2016 at 3:18:50 pm EDT
Love this ride - it's a classic!
jodistrock gave this a rating of 9 on 06/12/2016 at 9:38:42 am EDT
Good classic fun!
dutchdisneyfamily gave this a rating of 7 on 06/11/2016 at 10:00:36 pm EDT
i would definitely visit again with a grandchild - this is a must do - that being said, I'm happy to not have to wait long long long lineups now that my kiddos are grown.
norm & linda gave this a rating of 6 on 06/10/2016 at 11:17:24 pm EDT
The kids love this ride
tigger442 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/10/2016 at 10:11:05 am EDT
Brings me back to my childhood. Love watching my daughter ride the elephant..
ntaylor28 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/10/2016 at 8:35:50 am EDT
Younger kids love it.
jseneca21 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/10/2016 at 7:15:32 am EDT
Nice that they added a second ride and improved the waiting area.
Big G gave this a rating of 5 on 06/07/2016 at 9:57:43 pm EDT
I am not a small person and waiting 2 hours to ride this one is not what I ever want to do again on my vacation. My son (10)said he would rather do Astro Orbiter again it was n't as "babiesh"
Loridove gave this a rating of 3 on 06/05/2016 at 6:24:34 pm EDT
Short ride, but still a classic. Glad there is now two rides.
Urbss gave this a rating of 8 on 06/05/2016 at 5:59:11 pm EDT
This ride is a classic. Something that everyone must ride at least once.
DisneyOrBustColorado gave this a rating of 7 on 06/04/2016 at 9:17:22 am EDT
A must-do for little ones!
CheriePenguin gave this a rating of 6 on 06/03/2016 at 11:21:14 pm EDT
Classic and a must for me. There's something about waiting in line and discussing which Dumbo you hope to claim during your turn.
Grooviamommy gave this a rating of 8 on 06/03/2016 at 3:04:29 am EDT
I've been riding it since I was a toddler and I will ride it with any little one I visit the park with. I love it as much as they do! Brings back memories. Now that there are two, the queue isn't as prohibitive as it used to be.
amouse9 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/03/2016 at 1:57:01 am EDT
What can I say? I'm nostalgic. Dumbo was the first ride I took each of my daughters on, and even though they are now well beyond their baby years, they humor me with another ride every trip!
mikeserin gave this a rating of 8 on 05/30/2016 at 6:50:26 pm EDT
Who doesn't love Dumbo!
mom2three23 gave this a rating of 6 on 05/30/2016 at 4:17:21 pm EDT
Iconic WDW ride! Not too exciting but we don't miss them one even though my kids are teens now. Lovely view of Fantasyland too!
mbbowen gave this a rating of 8 on 05/30/2016 at 9:38:56 am EDT
I gave this a high mark for nostalgia. Also doubling the queue line was brilliant and the play area for energetic kids rocks.
Marie the Cat gave this a rating of 8 on 05/29/2016 at 5:21:05 pm EDT
This is a classic. Have to ride it at least once each visit.
CountryTink gave this a rating of 7 on 05/29/2016 at 1:27:55 pm EDT
I love Dumbo so this ride is special. It's slow but brings memories of childhood!
apple1 gave this a rating of 7 on 05/29/2016 at 10:13:51 am EDT
This is a classic! Any age will enjoy!
FARMERGIRL gave this a rating of 7 on 05/29/2016 at 9:33:35 am EDT
Classic ride , fun to do with the younger kids.
Victor gave this a rating of 7 on 05/28/2016 at 8:46:42 pm EDT
I love riding this at night!
Luvsun gave this a rating of 6 on 05/27/2016 at 8:32:27 pm EDT
This is actually a thrill for small children.
Melissa709 gave this a rating of 7 on 05/27/2016 at 7:36:15 pm EDT
Cute for small children
cutiepie gave this a rating of 5 on 05/27/2016 at 4:11:34 pm EDT
Years ago, my husband waited in this line for 90 minutes with our then-toddler asleep on his shoulder, who then refused to ride it! A favorite memory now, but must've been frustrating for my husband.
GingerJ gave this a rating of 5 on 05/27/2016 at 3:36:23 pm EDT
Great for kids.
BriarRose4 gave this a rating of 6 on 05/27/2016 at 12:35:39 pm EDT
Great for non thrill seekers and small children
txtink gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 12:11:53 pm EDT
I have to rate this a 10 for my 19 year old daughter that first rode this at age 3 and just loves everything Dumbo. At least now there are 2 of the rides and the line goes quicker.
eeyore68 gave this a rating of 10 on 05/27/2016 at 11:47:44 am EDT
Must see attraction!
NAM111 gave this a rating of 10 on 05/27/2016 at 11:28:42 am EDT
A classic! Better to ride it a night, hardly a line for it.
MayraLR gave this a rating of 7 on 05/27/2016 at 11:17:33 am EDT
A classic, but very long wait times for kind of a simple ride
zettarooski gave this a rating of 5 on 05/27/2016 at 9:08:53 am EDT
This is a classic and a must do every time we are in the Magic Kingdom.
CEK40 gave this a rating of 7 on 05/27/2016 at 8:45:21 am EDT
Not a lot of thrill to the ride. The new waiting area makes the "line" seem fast moving.
marc gave this a rating of 6 on 05/27/2016 at 8:41:38 am EDT
If the lines weren't impossibly long, this would be fun no matter how old you were!
Ms Minnie gave this a rating of 7 on 05/27/2016 at 7:50:27 am EDT
My kids enjoyed it when they were little but we haven't ridden it in years
MmichelleM gave this a rating of 6 on 05/27/2016 at 7:17:58 am EDT
Babby58 gave this a rating of 7 on 05/27/2016 at 7:12:55 am EDT
Tame but my granddaughter adores Dumbo and so do I
geebo gave this a rating of 8 on 05/27/2016 at 12:16:56 am EDT
Fun for everyone. I am afraid of heights but I am okay on this ride because of the nearby tent tops.
sherrymickey gave this a rating of 9 on 05/26/2016 at 11:44:31 pm EDT
I ride it almost every visit for the memories of past tips that it kindles.
Ms. Earson gave this a rating of 8 on 05/26/2016 at 11:23:32 pm EDT
Awesome queue and one my daughter loves to ride with her Dad.
MiquiMom gave this a rating of 9 on 05/26/2016 at 10:51:12 pm EDT
It's best at night when the colored lights in the fountains are so pretty!!
gina921 gave this a rating of 6 on 05/26/2016 at 6:42:12 pm EDT
Dumbo is my one MUST ride on EVERY trip, and I LOVE the updated Dumbo.
mrsbruhaha gave this a rating of 10 on 05/26/2016 at 1:47:01 pm EDT
Dumbo is better than ever! | photo by abh218
Smiling Dumbo - Dumbo waits to take his next guest for a ride! | photo by Dani S
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