PHOTOS: Dumbo the Flying Elephant Reopens With No Indoor Playground at the Magic Kingdom

Our favorite flying elephant is back at this whimsical attraction in Storybook Circus! We first reported that this iconic Walt Disney World attraction would be back for the reopening of the Magic Kingdom in June. Today, Timothy Mouse welcomes you back again to soar with Dumbo. Let’s take a look at the new social distancing procedures for Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

Here are those familiar green and white social distancing markers on the ground spaced 6 feet apart as you enter the queue.

A look inside the circus tent. Here, you may notice that some markers are more than 6 feet apart from one another. Parties must always stay 6 feet apart from each other, not just from those in front of them, but from those to their right and left. Therefore, markers may be placed further than 6 feet in front of them, particularly in queues that utilize switch-backs.

Before the reopening, guests were able to utilize the “Play While You Wait” system. This allowed little ones to enjoy a children’s indoor playground while they wait to ride, saving their place in line. They would then be given a notification when it was time to board their flight. At this time, in order to follow health and safety guidelines, this option is not available.

As we walk along the winding path, we are told to wait behind the ground marker for our safety. You can see a hand sanitizer dispenser waiting to be used. It is important to not only follow social distancing guidelines, but to wash your hands frequently.

We have finally made it to our fun flying pachyderms! With some assistance from Timothy Q. Mouse and his familiar “magic” feather, guests move a lever inside to help Dumbo swoop and soar over Storybook Circus. Due to social distancing guidelines, only one party is allowed per vehicle.

Interestingly enough, the Dumbo ride vehicle is still available for guests to have a seat in for a fanciful photo-op.

If you love Storybook Circus but need a break from the heat, head over to the “Relaxation Station” at Pete’s Silly Sideshow. Is Dumbo the Flying Elephant on your must-do list for your return to the Magic Kingdom? Let us know in the comments below!

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