Have you seen an elephant fly ?
Visitors to the popular theme park were amazed to see an elephant flying high above the attractions.
In a scene reminiscent of the Disney animated classic Dumbo, an animatronic animal from the park’s Jungle Cruise ride was lifted back in to its original position by helicopter on Wednesday after being taken away to have its neck repaired back at the beginning of the year.
It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s an elephant?!?
In what looked like a Disney story come to life, an animatronic elephant from the Jungle Cruise ride was carried by helicopter over Disneyland on Wednesday.
“The animal had a neck issue, so we had to remove it back in January to repair the neck,” Disneyland planner Veronica Wyant told the Orange Country Register.
The elephant quickly became a sensation on social media, where its unusual journey home was captured from multiple angles:
While the model animal might not have flown using its ears like its cartoon counterpart, the sight of it soaring through the clouds above the park certainly gave visitors something to write home about.
The animal which has been part of the park since it opened in 1955, broke in January.
Footage from near the park taken on Wednesday morning during the delivery shows the elephant flying over Disneyland’s famed Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Once the animal was in place, Kraus flew back to base and brought in a faux python that was wrapped around a tree.
The snake, which has been at the park since the 1980s, is another feature on the Jungle Cruise that needed some fixing.
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