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BACKSTORY (July 17, 1955–Present): Mechanical problems caused this attraction to shut down on opening day and not reopen until July 31. Some pieces of the train were from the original 1875 merry-go-round that became King Arthur’s Carrousel.

Here is the narration for Casey from 1968:

Timothy: HI THERE ALL YOU WILD ANIMALS. I'M DUMBO’S FRIEND TIMOTHY...THE TOP MOUSE HERE ON THE CASEY JR. CIRCUS TRAIN, ME’N CASEY’VE GOT A LOT TO SHOW YA BUT BEFORE WE GET ROLLIN’ YER TRAINER'S GONNA MAKE SURE YER ALL SEATED INSIDE YER CAGES AND CARS. (As train revs up engine)

Timothy: OK CASEY... LET'S GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD...ALL ABOARD...ALL ABOARD!

Casey Jr.: ALL ABOARD! LET'S GO.

Timothy: HERE WE GO!

(After train attains speed)
Timothy: THAT'S STORYBOOK LAND WAY DOWN THERE. ALONG THE CANALS ARE THE HOMES OF A LOTTA YER OLD FRIENDS, SUCH AS..UM..UH...LET'S SEE...MR. TOAD...ALICE..SNOW WHITE... A BUNCH OF FUNNY LOOKIN’ DWARFS…AND…AND…

(Train speeding toward tunnel)
Timothy: HEY CASEY...LOOK OUT! THAT TUNNEL LOOKS PRETTY NARROW UP THERE
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(Train clears tunnel)
WHEW...WE MADE IT. WE STILL GOTTA TAKE IT EASY THOUGH, ‘CAUSE WE'RE CROSSIN’ THE CANAL AND IT’S AWFUL WET DOWN THERE BY THOSE WINDMILLS AND DIKES.

(Train approaches hill)
OH, OH! THAT HILL AHEAD ALMOST STOPPED US LAST TIME, COME ON CASEY...YOU CAN DO IT. COME ON!
(Train slows, climbs hill)
Casey Jr.: I THINK I CAN…I THINK I CAN… I THINK I CAN...I THINK I CAN…

(Train speeds up, goes downhill)
I THOUGHT I COULD...I THOUGHT I COULD...I THOUGHT I COULD... I THOUGHT I COULD...

Timothy: WOWEEEE!! YOU MADE IT CASEY. HANG ON EVERYBODY.

(Forest Area)
NOW WE'RE RIDING THRU THE BLACK FOREST. THIS IS THE HOME OF SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS. DOWN THERE IN THE VALLEY--YOU CAN SEE THEIR COTTAGE AND DIAMOND MINE. (Short Pause)

(Approaching Castle)
Timothy: UP ON THE MOUNTAIN AHEAD IS THE CASTLE WHERE CINDERELLA WENT TO THE BALL…AND JUST BELOW IS THE VILLAGE WHERE PRINCE CHARMING CAME LOOKING FOR THE GIRL WHO COULD WEAR THE GLASS SLIPPER.

(Patchwork quilt)
…AND NOW WE’LL BE GOIN’ THRU THE GIANT PATCHWORK QUILT IN LULLABYLAND. THOSE BIG STITCHES ARE REAL IMPORTANT...CAUSE THEY'RE HOLDIN’ 47 DIFFERENT KINDS OF CACTUS TOGETHER.

(Approaching Gepetto’s village)
WHEE...I BET YA NEVER THOUGHT A TRAIN COULD TRAVEL OVER THE SWISS ALPS. DOWN AT THE BOTTOM IS THE VILLAGE WHERE GEPETTO AND PINOCCHIO LIVE SINCE THEY GOT AWAY FROM MONSTRO THE WHALE.
(Along canal)

ON THE ISLAND OUT IN THE CANAL THERE’S LONDON PARK. THAT’S WHERE PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL PRACTICE FLYIN’ WHEN THEY'RE NOT OUT CHASIN’ CAPTAIN HOOK.

(Approaching cave)
Timothy: YA KNOW... SNOW WHITE ONCE GOT LOST HERE IN THE BLACK FOREST, BUT WE DON’T HAFTA WORRY CAUSE CASEY KNOWS A SECRET WAY OUT. (Coming out of cave, toward station) HEY... SLOW DOWN CASEY... WE’RE BACK HOME AGAIN. STAY SEATED NOW TILL CASEY STOPS. OH... AND YOU WILD ANIMALS IN THE CAGES...YER TRAINER WILL BE RIGHT THERE TO LET YA OUT. BYE NOW…

Casey Jr.: GOOD BYE…GOOD BYE…

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1960’s–1970’s

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A VIEW FROM THE CABOOSE OF CASEY JUNIOR, CIRCA MAY 2011