In the heart of Fantasyland the Casey Jr. Circus Train takes guests on a ride through Storybook Land. This charming opening year attraction is not only fun to ride, but it also has an interesting history. The attraction, based on the train in Dumbo, takes guests through the many stories that can be found in Storybook Land. As it winds through these stories, the canal boats can be seen cruising below.
The train itself is a 2-foot narrow gauge internal combustion powered railroad. The sleigh-style train cars found on the train were transplanted from the merry-go-round that would later become King Arthur Carrousel. It was meant to be an opening day attraction at Disneyland. However, as luck would have it, the attraction suffered technical difficulties and instead opened on July 31, 1955. For the first year, the attraction was fairly simplistic without all the natural growth and stories that guests have become accustomed to today. With the opening of Storybook Land, this changed. Casey Jr. took guests past the many stories of Storybook Land.
Casey Jr. Circus Train Stories
- The village of Arendelle and Elsa’s ice palace from Frozen
- The straw, stick and brick houses from Three Little Pigs
- The manicured London park from Peter Pan
- The Alpine village from Pinocchio
- The English village from Alice in Wonderland
- The royal city of Agrabah and Cave of Wonders from Aladdin
- Prince Eric’s palace and King Triton’s underwater castle from The Little Mermaid
- The Cottage of the Dwarfs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- The French countryside village and mountaintop castle from Cinderella
- The Giant’s patchwork quilt from Lullaby Land
- Toad Hall from The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
There are two trains that make up the Casey Jr. Circus Train. One is number 7 and one is number 9. Each train consists of the following cars:
- Casey Jr. Locomotive
- Calliope car
- Pink open-top chair car
- Monkey gage car
- Wild animal cage car
- Blue open-top chair car
Casey Jr. Circus Train Ride-Through
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