Want to learn all about the Casey Jr Circus Train? You’ve come to the right place! First I’ll tell you about the attraction itself and then take you for a ride on the train in my short video below.
The Casey Jr Circus Train first appeared in the Disney movie, Dumbo (1941), with Casey Jr acting as the locomotive. This slow-moving, miniature train ride opened on July 31, 1955, two weeks after the official Disneyland opening on July 17th.
Did you know? It was first planned as a faster, roller coaster type attraction, but after test runs, some safety issues arose.
The train starts out with a colorful locomotive, then a calliope car (which actually provides the power). Next is a pink, open-topped sleigh-style car – followed by a monkey and wild animal cage. Finally, a blue open-topped car and red caboose complete the train.
Fun fact: the pink and blue sleigh-style cars were originally taken from the merry-go-round that would later become King Arthur Carousel in Fantasyland.
Let’s get on board now (woo-woo) and choo-choo our way through Storybook Land to see all of the beautifully detailed miniature palaces and villages that might remind you of many classic Disney animated movies.