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Dumbo closing before new Dumbo opens?

ChrisFL

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I had this thought while I was at MK last week, as popular as the Dumbo ride is (despite the fact that there are 2 very similar rides in MK), do you think Disney would close the current Dumbo ride before opening the 2 new ones, or try to coordinate where the new one opens at the same time the old one closes?
 

DisneyParksFan1

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I think it close first because if you look at the concept art, and the blueprint, you will see the castle walls will take over the area where Dumbo is currently at. Tourists will sadly have to suck it up and go to the Carousel. Lol... Or Aladdin's Magic Carpets.
 

ChrisFL

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Original Poster
I think it close first because if you look at the concept art, and the blueprint, you will see the castle walls will take over the area where Dumbo is currently at. Tourists will sadly have to suck it up and go to the Carousel. Lol... Or Aladdin's Magic Carpets.
right, when it's entirely open, but I'm thinking this would open in phases, not all at once
 

DisneyParksFan1

Active Member
Well, Dumbo's Circus is part of Phase 1 of the Expansion. So it will open in 2012. The castle walls are also part of Phase 1 which means they will open along with Dumbo and the rest of Phase 1. The castle walls are housed where Dumbo currently is located, therefore having Dumbo being demolished and making tourists wait for the Expansion to wait. I'm not sure if i'm making my point clear...

EDIT:

Phase I: Cinderella Area, Belle Area, Ariel Area, Dumbo's Circus, Castle Walls, new Winnie the Pooh area, new Train Station, new Barnstormer as a part of Dumbo's Circus.
Phase II: Pixie Hollow(imagineers hinted towards an attraction for this area).
Still questionable: New teacups area, Casey Jr.
 

EPCOTPluto

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I would want to say "No!" because for the time being, if it's to close in early 2010, that would be quite a closure.

Not to mention the crowds going elsewhere, IMO.
 

_Scar

Active Member
Maybe I've not understood this but isn't our Dumbo being moved to thenew location and a new one will be built or are they both new?
 

DisneyParksFan1

Active Member
Maybe I've not understood this but isn't our Dumbo being moved to thenew location and a new one will be built or are they both new?
I think it will be one new one, and the other will be the existing one. At least that's what I think. :shrug:
 

_Scar

Active Member
^ You'd think the endless money OLC puts out for TDLR that they'd do something about their 1955 dumbo
 

krankenstein

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...and it fits so well next to the Haunted Mansion also :veryconfu

I would forgive them if they were built in different phases of the park, but they were built at the SAME time
BUT ghost stories are considered fantasy in Japan! :lookaroun
 
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