Blog: Bucket List - #1 Ride an Elephant at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Ride an elephant?  To be honest, I never thought I would!  There’s just something about big creatures that make me kind of nervous but after getting one look at Chris (the elephant I rode), my perspective changed.  She’s a sweet, docile African Elephant that’s older than I am!  I was pretty excited to hop on and take a ride (and check this experience off our bucket list).

Ride an elephant?  To be honest, I never thought I would!  There’s just something about big creatures that make me kind of nervous but after getting one look at Chris (the elephant I rode), my perspective changed.  She’s a sweet, docile African Elephant that’s older than I am!  I was pretty excited to hop on and take a ride (and check this experience off our bucket list).

As you can tell in the videos below, I was able to get a front-row seat.  While sitting that close to her head, I was able to feel her big, floppy ears brush against my feet.  It felt kind of funny but it only added to the elephant riding experience.

This is one ride at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival that everyone should at least try – it’s worth the extra $5 if you’ve never been on an elephant before.  Plus, ride revenue goes towards programs that encourage their species survival.

There are only 4 more weekends of the Renaissance Festival left so don’t miss out on their 43rd season! Open Saturday-Sunday from 9:00am to 7:00pm - rain or shine. Tickets range from $10.50 - $21.95.
 

Find out what we've checked off so far! View our full Bucket List.
 

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