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Up and Up and Up: 65 Years of Twirling with Dumbo the Flying Elephant

By Kevin Kern, Walt Disney Archives Sometimes, the most memorable delights are those which are the simplest. Walt Disney’s Dumbo the Flying Elephant attraction has withstood the tests of time to become not only a beloved tradition for families to seek out when visiting Disney Parks, but also as a sort of “rite of passage” …

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Dumbo the Flying Elephant

See Where Dumbo Soars at Disney Parks Around the World

By Nicole Nalty Our favorite flying elephant is soaring onto the big screen on March 29 in a live action reimagining of the 1941 animated classic. Before Dumbo makes his triumphant flight into theaters, we’re celebrating something almost as iconic as the film itself—the Disney theme park attraction, Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Making its debut in …

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How to Have a Magical Valentine’s Day Date at a Disney Theme Park

By Jocelyn Buhlman There’s no better way to spend Valentine’s Day than at a Disney theme park—and there are so many ways to enjoy that Disney magic. To help you plan that perfect day with your sweetheart, our love experts at D23 suggest these date ideas to take your Valentine to a whole new world! …

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Late Arrivals: Disneyland Attractions That Opened in August 1955

Opening Day, Disneyland Park: Those lucky guests who were the first to experience The Happiest Place on Earth on that historic date of July 17, 1955—and the millions who watched on television—saw such attractions as the Mark Twain Riverboat, the Jungle Cruise and King Arthur Carrousel, all now-iconic attractions that continue to amuse and amaze. …

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Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Dumbo the Flying Elephant Attraction Opens at Disneyland

Guests visiting Disneyland in the park’s first month thought for certain they had seen everything, but they never saw an elephant fly. That’s because the Dumbo Flying Elephants attraction opened one month later, on this day in 1955. To this day, the flying elephant continues to lift passengers above Fantasyland while they control the up …

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