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Elephants Really Do Fly at the Disneyland Resort

posted on October 28th, 2011 by Valarie Sukovaty, Disneyland Public Relations

He’s baaack! Last May, one of our African bull elephants from the Jungle Cruise needed a “check-up.” (This happens once every 7-10 years.) Our special elephant, however, can’t be removed by boat or car. This is Disneyland Resort, where elephants fly! So our popular pachyderm was hoisted into the air by a helicopter and flown backstage, where a team waited to refurbish him. Now he’s gone back to the jungle.

Recently, he “flew” over Disneyland park back to his spot on the classic attraction. He wasn’t, however, the only elephant to fly that day. Take a look at this fun video. Enjoy!

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Amanda from CA on October 28th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Now I really have seen everything ’cause I’ve seen an elephant fly!! I’m sure he’ll be glad to be back in his home… especially if his mother-in-law was the elephant on the way out! 😀


Connie from CA on October 29th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Oh my gosh, that was GREAT. I love seeing stuff like this! Thank you for sharing it with us.


Krista on October 29th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I wonder if they get scared or if they just enjoy the view. :)


Diane on October 29th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

If you have footage of his check-up, please post :)


Pauline on October 29th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Actually, it’s mother-in-law went on vacation before him. :)


Paul on October 30th, 2011 at 8:11 am

Only at Disney!


Brian from CA on October 31st, 2011 at 12:26 am

Welcome back Mother-In-Law. :)