Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Elephants in Disneyland!

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Don't worry, these guys are supposed to be in Disneyland. These robotic elephants are found on the banks of the Jungle Cruise. Hop aboard, and your skipper will whisk you away down the rivers of Asia, Africa, & South America - in less than ten minutes. It opened in 1955, and the imagineer behind the design, Harper Goff, was inspired by the movie African Queen.

Cool Jungle Cruise fact: One of the tricks the imagineers used to create a tropical jungle on a tight budget was to put everyday plants beside the exotic ones. They uprooted local orange trees and re-planted them upside down and grew vines on the exposed roots.

You can take your very own trip on the Jungle Cruise with this video.

2 comments:

  1. I remember my first trip on the jungle cruise when I was a kid. I was terrified of the hippopotamuses.

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  2. That's cause they are scary! I still squish closer to the inside when we go past just in case Disney decides to add an animation where they lurch towards you.

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