Everything We Know About the BIZARRE New Attraction Coming to Magic Kingdom

By admin Apr2,2024

Magic Kingdom is expecting a few new attractions in 2024!

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Most notable is Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, of course, but we also have the new Country Bear Jamboree on the way this year. However, there is this very…strange one. Here’s everything we know about a bizarre new attraction coming to Storybook Circus.

Smellephants on Parade was announced in July of 2023 as a new attraction coming to Storybook Circus. It’s going to be presented by Scentsy and is described as a “family-friendly ‘search and sniff’ adventure.” Yes…search and sniff…in a theme park.

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Here’s a closer look at the concept art. If Disney sticks to its original plans, we expect to see a big old elephant by the Storybook Circus entrance. But this isn’t any old elephant. He’s covered in a popcorn pattern! If we had to guess, it’s safe to assume he will smell like POPCORN. 

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Back in November, we started to notice signs in Storybook Circus that said “Presented by Scentsy,” and a Cast Member told us to get ready for the experience.

Scentsy sign!

“Presented by Scentsy” signs started popping up all over the place! Could this indicate that “Smellephants on Parade” will be spread throughout Storybook Circus? We’ve noticed signs all over the area, so it could indicate that this interactive experience will take up more than one small part of Storybook Circus. Plus, the concept art only shows one elephant, yet the experience is called “SmellephantS on Parade.” Maybe more scented elephants will be spread around the area!

And another one!

With all that new signage, we were hoping that meant something BIG was coming soon. Well, after that, we didn’t see anything else happen in the area until February 2024.

Dumbo sign with Scentsy addition

In February, we noticed that bushes and foliage were removed over near the Casey Jr. Splash ‘n Soak Station, making the area look pretty bare. Having the bushes out of the way would make it easier to install the new attraction, but again, nothing happened.

More land cleared

That brings us to this March. We noticed that Disney filed a permit for “the installation of show sets.” The address listed on the permit coincides with where Storybook Circus is (and where Smellephants on Parade will be), so it’s highly likely these sets are for the new attraction.

©Orange County, Florida

What else do we know? Well, we can look for clues in EPCOT! That’s because EPCOT is home to another Scentsy attraction! During the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival, Scentsy sponsors the Blossoms of Fragrance experience, where you can check out some garden-inspired scents by visiting scent stations set up near some floral topiaries.

Let’s get smelling!

Those stations have little signs for you to lean in and smell some springtime scents. While Disney hasn’t revealed exactly what “Smellephants on Parade” will include, we’re wondering if it will be similar to the Blossoms of Fragrance experience. What do you think?

Blossoms of Fragrance Garden

We’re really hoping to get more information on this attraction soon because we have to admit that we don’t have much information to work with. Come on, Disney! Tell us MORE! We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we hear more, so stay tuned to DFB!

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