Casey Jr. Circus Train | Disneyland

Last Updated on: March 27th, 2024

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All aboard Casey Jr. Circus Train for a “mini” tour of the fairytale homes and villages made famous in classic Disney animated movies.

Hop inside a festive animal cage or ornate sleigh and follow brave engine Casey Jr.—from the classic Disney animated movie Dumbo—on a journey through Storybook Land. As you gracefully make your way over hills and through valleys, behold a brilliant tapestry of familiar settings from classic Disney movies amazingly rendered in miniature scale.

During your train ride, be on the look-out for these famous sites:

Along the way, Casey Jr. faces his biggest challenge: a seemingly impossible hill. Will Casey Jr. find the courage and strength to carry you over the incline to the next destination? Do you “think he can”?

Fun Facts

  • Casey Jr. Circus Train, located in Fantasyland at Disneyland Park, is an original attraction that has been operating since the park opened in 1955, making it a classic part of Disneyland’s history.
  • The ride is inspired by the train from Disney’s 1941 animated film “Dumbo.” It offers a whimsical journey around a miniature landscape, which is part of the Storybook Land Canal Boats attraction.
  • Guests ride in colorful circus-themed carriages or animal cages, designed to resemble a classic circus train, adding to the charm and nostalgic feel of the attraction.
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train is unique in that it’s one of the few remaining attractions that was personally overseen by Walt Disney during the construction of Disneyland.
  • The train provides a gentle ride, making it especially popular with younger guests and families with small children. Its slow pace and scenic views offer a relaxing experience in the midst of the park’s excitement.

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