Some unfortunate news comes way of the official Walt Disney World Resort website today as it notes that the re-opening of Dumbo has been postponed from its original re-opening date of February 18 until
March 12 March 31, 2012. The news is unexpected as construction has wasted no time in dismantling the attraction from its current location behind Cinderella Castle to its new location at the Storybook Circus area of the New Fantasyland Expansion, in the area formerly occupied by Mickey’s Toontown Fair.
When the attraction re-opens, it will come face to face with a nearly identical Dumbo attraction, although the new version of Dumbo will be the first Dumbo attraction to spin in the opposite direction, creating the ‘Dueling Dumbos’ effect. That ride is already at least in the final Testing and Adjusting phase by Walt Disney Imagineering. When the area opens, Dumbo is expected to finally feature water like its foreign siblings and domestic distant cousins. The current Dumbo system was originally built for Disneyland Paris and able to include water as a feature, but the location above the Utilidors made that impossible.
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