Elephants Really Do Fly at the Disneyland Resort

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!


  • Welcome back Mother-In-Law. 🙂

  • Only at Disney!

  • Actually, it’s mother-in-law went on vacation before him. 🙂

  • If you have footage of his check-up, please post 🙂

  • I wonder if they get scared or if they just enjoy the view. 🙂

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

  • 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! 😀

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