While it totally feels like each day is being played out on a wacky stage of the bizarre right now, you just can’t make some of THIS STUFF up!
And if you’ve ever wondered what was up with that big, old-timey looking elephant statue above Disney’s BoardWalk Inn’s fireplace, we’ve got quite the tale for you!
The statue is actually named “Lucy and the Elephant” and it’s normally flanked by two sinister-looking nanny chairs right next to the Guest Relations counter in the main lobby of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn!
Next to the sculpture, you might have noticed a black & white portrait of Lucy! That’s because she’s an actual 1881 building that still exists in Margate City (which is also the coastal town where Disney’s BoardWalk Inn draws its turn-of-the-century inspiration from.)!
Here’s what the real-life not-so-little Lucy the Elephant looks like these days!
And no, we didn’t just fly to the Jersey Shore to snap a picture of her in all her gorgeousness! She’s (get this) actually an Airbnb right now!!
Well, at least she was an Airbnb that guests could reserve in March for only $138-a-night before the world got all crazy-complicated. We’re not sure anyone’s currently staying in good ole’ Lucy, but if they are, we’re jealous of all that EXTRA trunk space!
Believe it or not, Lucy the Elephant can comfortably sleep two guests with her private and cozy 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom accommodations!
And her spacious suite looks quite accommodating indeed! We love whoever decorated her with so many stunning antiques!
As much as we’re jonesing to go to Disney World right now, we wouldn’t mind swinging by New Jersey first to pay our respects to this sacred pachyderm in homage to Disney’s BoardWalk Inn! And don’t worry — there doesn’t seem to be any creepy nanny chairs hangin’ around!
We just love knowing the history behind some of the things we love the most at Disney World, and we hope you do too! We’ll be on the hunt for more interesting stuff like good ole Lucy to share with you, so stay tuned!
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