Disney and Dumbo

October 23, 1941, RKO Radio Pictures released Disney’s animated feature film Dumbo to theaters. It cost US$812,000 to make.

Dumbo Classic ride is one of the original rides from the opening day of Disneyland, California.

For fun, did you know when President Harry S. Truman visited Disneyland in 1957, he refused to ride the Dumbo attraction; because, Truman, a Democrat, didn’t want to be seen riding in a symbol of the Republican party? LOL!

The Dumbo Classic ride is also one of the classic rides that opened in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in 1972.

Today at Disney, the “Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour” includes FastPass access to at least 10 attractions, including: “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Jungle Cruise”, “Dumbo Flying Elephant”, “Small World”, “Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid”, and “Peter Pan’s Flight”. Guests will have also have an audience with Mickey Mouse.

Dumbo is considered to be “The most emotional film In Disney history”. It was the first Disney film to be set in America and the first Disney appearances for Sterling Holloway (the Stork) and Verna Felton (Mrs. Jumbo). Both would become regular cast members.


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