Dumbo
  • On Jun 27, 2018
    Cynthia from VA Asked

    Taking my grandson for his first Disney visit to WDW this August. Can’t wait for him to ride the classic rides, like Dumbo. But I need to know if Storybook Land has any -Clowns? There will be older ones with us who are seriously afraid of clowns.

    Hi Cynthia, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Your grandson is going to have the most wonderful first visit to Walt Disney World this summer! I have such a soft spot for the classic attractions like Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Peter Pan's Flight; they are perfectly magical, especially when flying with someone you love so dearly. I’m so excited for you to experience that magic with your loved little one.

    I am right there with the older children in your group: clowns are a big no-no for me. No thank you, no ma’am. When Storybook Circus first opened, there was indeed a whimsical troupe of clowns known as The Giggle Gang who would perform daily near the Big Top. I remember the day my family was sitting on a bench enjoying Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars when suddenly the clowns appeared. I played it cool for my kiddos, who actually really loved the cute show inspired by the clowns in the Dumbo movie, and I have to admit I thought they were quite funny and not at all scary. Having said all that, I’m here to set your mind at ease, because I confirmed with a Cast Member that the clowns have taken their show on the road, though they may return some day.

    Cynthia, while you're in Storybook Circus, make sure you visit Pete’s Silly Sideshow, where you can meet Donald Duck and pals in their fantastic circus attire (no clown costumes in the bunch). It's a great photo op and a chance to grab a delicious circus treat at Big Top Treats in the center of the tent. Also, don’t miss the phenomenal standby queue at Dumbo the Flying Elephant, where children enter a magical Dumbo-themed play area where they can play while waiting for their ride. It’s so much fun my children often don’t want to leave when it’s time to fly!

    Wishing you a magical vacation and your grandson the perfect first visit,
    Robyn
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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