the Elephants are coming!

it’s today! the elephants are arriving on the circus train today!!! it’s the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus “Elephant Walk.” since the circus is coming to the OC on wednesday, they gotta bring all the circus animals and equipment by train to the Honda Center. well….the elephants have to get from the train to the Honda Center somehow, so they walk them down the street from the train drop-off to the Honda Center. people can sit along the curbs and watch!

the reason i haven’t posted it until now, is because it is hard to find information about this event. plus Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus doesn’t publicly announce when the train will arrive, especially because traveling with animals can be unpredictable. and because a lot of times PETA does protesting when the circus comes to town.

however, i got some inside information that the “Elephant Walk” is today! july 25, 2011. and the elephants walk down Cerritos Street and Douglas Street to the Honda Center. i know that the train can arrive as early as 11:30…but you know what happened last year. there are parking lots near by, so if you want to try and go, bring some treats and a book to past the time.

we probably won’t be going….the kids did like it yesterday (if you minus the hours of waiting), but i am solo today….that may be a challenge.

here are directions.
here is a link to last years elephant walk.
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Disclaimer: i apologize in advance if any of this information is wrong.


  1. Sorry to get back to you so late…I have been trying to get some information on when the elephants leave. All I have found out so far is that the show ends next sunday, they clean up and walk the elephants to the train. So that could be in the middle of the night. They say that it depends on the train schedule and the next city’s rules and regulations. I know for instance that LA has them walk the elephants at midnight.

    I will try to get some more information to you.

  2. Anonymous says

    I missed reading about this…do you know if there will be a walk back to the train after Aug 7th ??..they should be going somewhere from Anaheim…I would love to take my kid if there is one…
    circus tickets are so expensive, we may not be going to see

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