A Disney classic
Dumbo the flying elephant is one of the oldest attractions of the first Disneyland park and the only one to be present in all Disney parks with a castle. It should have been running at the opening of the first park in July 1955 but finally opened only one month later due to technical problems. It is of course based on the famous cartoon of 1941 telling the story of a young circus elephant who will manage to escape and fly away thanks to his oversized ears. The attraction is a kind of carousel with sixteen cars that turn in a circle and that the passengers can operate themselves so that they go up or down. Originally, the sixteen cars were not all supposed to represent Dumbo but the elephants from the flying elephant scene in the same movie. Minnie is Mickey’s girlfriend and one of the oldest characters in the Disney world. It is therefore logical that she is represented on this figurine celebrating the 65th anniversary of the park.