Magic Kingdom Dumbo Ride Still Dry
During the most recent additions to Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom, the redesign of the iconic Dumbo the Flying Elephant attraction dramatically increased the storybook elements of the ride by including a wealth of sparkling water. For the past few weeks though, the attraction continues to lack its pool of water underneath the soaring circus elephants.
Both the golden fountains that often dazzle guests as they float through the air as well as the glittering pool below remain empty. It certainly changes the look of the attraction during the day as well as at night when the water is often lit in a rainbow of colors.
Though we are unsure why the attraction remains dry, the majority of Fantasyland underwent a major refurbishment over the past few months.
Now, guests get a peak at the electronics and lighting used to bring the ride’s waterworks to life. A bit of water also appeared today due to the recent rain in the area.
Perhaps, Dumbo the Flying Elephant is now receiving its own EARidescent upgrade prior to the annivesary celebration starting on Oct. 1st so that it matches the recently reopened Big Top Souvenirs across the path in Storybook Circus. It could also be due to a water shortage in the Orlando area due to a liquid oxygen shortage stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recently throughout Fantasyland, buildings received a fresh coat of paint, and even attractions found themselves with upgraded, bold colors, especially “it’s a Small World.” Gold tones now dazzle across most of the structures, as the hue prominently features in the 50th anniversary theming.
In the meantime, guests searching for the inspiring and magical elephant can spot him and Timothy Q. Mouse on their 50th anniversary Fab 50 statue. The beautiful piece sits in the Magic Kingdom hub near the popcorn stand. Is there a more appropriate place for a circus performer?