The new Dumbo is soon to be up and running! There will be 2 Dumbo rides in Storybook Circus of Fantasyland. Fastpass will be available as well as the standby line. The standby line will have pagers similar to restaurants that will buzz you when it is your turn to get in line. The area where you wait with your pager is an air-conditioned, circus themed tent with a play area for the kids. Parents get a break while the kids can cool off and run around. I have read many complaints about this being against Uncle Walt’s vision of his parks, but I for one am looking forward to it! Here is a video of new Dumbo Queue
Casey Jr. Splash Zone is functional as well. It looks like it will soak the kids completely, so if you are planning to visit this pack appropriately. Bring swimsuits, flip-flops/crocs, towels, or extra clothes and shoes…unless you want to buy new wardrobes for your kids at the park!
Here is a current list of the new Fantasyland openings:
- July 2012: Both sides of Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Dumbo’s big top tent queue, and Casey Jr. kids’ water-play area
- Holidays 2012: (this could be anytime 12/20 or before) Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid, Enchanted Tales with Belle, Be Our Guest Restaurant, Gaston’s Tavern, and Ariel’s Grotto.
- 2013: Princess Fairytale Hall (meet-and-greet area)
- 2014: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction