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Video: Disney Imagineers discuss interactive Dumbo queue at Magic KingdomSubmitted by Nick Sim on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 07:31
Disney has released a new video which features the company's Imagineers discussing the new interactive queue area for the Magic Kingdom's Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride.
Seen in photos released earlier this week, the area will be hosted inside a giant "big top" tent. Guests will receive a pager themed to resemble a circus ticket, which will notify them when it is their turn to board the ride. To keep kids entertained, a number of interactive games and other activities will be hosted in the tent.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant has long been infamous for the lengthy queues that it attracts due to its popularity and low capacity. The new queue area is designed to ease the pain for parents of impatient children, while Disney is also installing a second, identical version of the attraction alongside the original in order to increase throughput.
The duel Dumbo rides will be the headline attraction in the new Storybook Circus sub-land, which will form a major part of the Magic Kingdom's expanded Fantasyland. The updated queue is due to debut in July 2012, with the remainder of the Fantasyland updates expected to be completed by early 2014.
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