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Category: Magic Kingdom

Attraction Reaction: Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

With the Cinderella Castle in the background and organ music playing well-known Disney songs, a ride on the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is truly a magical experience.  Located in Fantasyland, the 1917 carrousel is a nostalgic ride that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

The carrousel features 90 wood-carved horses, and there are several options for riding with small kids.

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Attraction Reaction: Dumbo the Flying Elephant

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I thought I would write my first “Attraction Reaction” to Tater’s first-ever Walt Disney World ride – Dumbo the Flying Elephant.  Dumbo, based on the beloved Disney movie of the same name, is a slow moving spinner ride which proves that, yes, elephants can fly.  Each individual Dumbo has a handle inside that allows you to fly higher or lower, and each Dumbo fits two people, or two adults and an infant/toddler on a lap, or one adult and two small children. Dumbo is located in the Storybook Circus area of Fantasyland, and carnival organ music appropriately plays in the background. FastPass+ is available.

For those of you who haven’t been on Dumbo for a while (or ever), I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that there are now two side-by-side identical Dumbo rides. The bad news is that it remains as popular – and busy – as ever.

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