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Image: Second Dumbo ride undergoes testing at Disney's Magic KingdomSubmitted by Nick Sim on Thursday, June 21, 2012 08:30
Walt Disney World has begun testing the clone of Dumbo the Flying Elephant that is being installed at the Magic Kingdom alongside the original ride.
The second Dumbo attraction is being added to the park in order to reduce the infamously long lines for the popular children's ride. It is due to open in July, alongside a new "virtual queue" system that will allow guests to take part in interactive games while they wait for their turn to ride.
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. Following the recent opening of the Casey Junior Splash 'N' Soak water play zone, the second Dumbo ride is the last major element of the area to be put in place.
The remainder of the Fantasyland expansion is due to be completed by 2014. The Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid dark ride will open by Christmas 2012, with the last major addition due to be the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster.
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