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WATCH: Disney Airlifts Animatronic Elephant Out of Park

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Now there's something you don't see everyday.

Normally, Disney coats every inch of its theme parks with overpriced corporate treacle. Only when it removes its hypercolor, family-friendly veneer do you actually see the fascinating inner workings of a major multinational conglomerate. Maybe it's the testimonials of heat stroke from its many felt-covered workers. Or enlisting the help of Apple's Steve Jobs to re-invent the look of Disney Stores. Or hastily trademarking SEAL Team 6.

Then again, it could be something as simple as airlifting an animatronic elephant from Anaheim's Disneyland theme park.

According to the official Disney Parks Blog, "Once every 7-10 years, the Jungle Cruise elephants are given a 'check-up,' which takes about 7 weeks. When his refurbishment is complete, he will return to the Jungle Cruise once again."

As such, a helicopter carried the robotic pachyderm out of the park and into the confines of Disney's secret corporate labs -- somewhere near the earth's core. In the meantime, enjoy footage of a flying elephant, which -- thanks to the Disney Vaults -- you probably haven't seen in a long time.

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