We grabbed our umbrellas and raincoats and headed out to Disney’s Magic Kingdom earlier this week. As you can see above, both of the Dumbo spinners are now running. With the construction walls gone, it looks a lot nicer, although the front door is still boarded up.
The Fastpasses for Dumbo, and the Winnie the Pooh ride are available by Mickey’s Philharmagic show. Also notice the signs show the stand-by wait time as well. It’s interesting that Dumbo will have Fastpass and the pager queue system. It’s also interesting that the location to get the Fastpass is so far away from the ride. It’s unknown if this is a permanent location.
Here’s a video we took when the area first opened:
Over behind the train station we noticed a few new things. This trunk has a reference to a Pixar short and the hat box on the left mentions unbirthdays, a reference to Alice In Wonderland. We also noticed the elephant water barrel bowls are now gone. They featured the elephant’s names on them from Dumbo and there was some disagreement over the spelling of Caddy on one of them. Maybe they’re changing it to Catty, or have just removed it for good.
Over by the Winnie the Pooh ride, they’ve added this new meet area. This used to be Tigger’s Bouncy Place as part of the interactive queue. But the area was only open a short time. Rumor has it that the bounce spots weren’t safe enough, so now it’s gone.
Here’s a video taken during one of the rare times it was open:
We also spotted this for sale in the Philharmagic gift shop. It’s a boat and characters from the It’s a Small World ride. They sold this years ago, but back then it featured many of the original dolls from It’s a Small World. Now it features Disney characters as they appear in the Disneyland version of the ride.
We were hoping to see the Rainy Day Character Calvalcade, a parade Disney holds in place of the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade when it’s raining. But they went ahead with the normal parade, which probably wasn’t a great idea. As you’ll see here, it started pouring and some of the performers and characters had to leave the parade. Others used umbrellas. I’m not sure why Ariel wanted an umbrella.