Fun Fact Friday- Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Fun Fact-

In 1967, Disney purchased Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel from the Olympic Park in Maplewood, New Jersey. The carrousel was originally built in 1917 by The Philadelphia Toboggan Company, one of the most prestigious carrousel companies. Ninety of the horses are from the original carousel, hand carved from wood. In addition, there are eleven fiberglass horses made by Disney.

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When Disney acquired it, the company artists refurbished the 90 horses so that no two are exactly alike.

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Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel was renamed “Prince Charming Regal Carousel” in 2010 to go more with the theming of “New Fantasyland.”

There are eighteen hand- painted scenes that tell the story of Cinderella on the wooden canopy that covers this attraction.

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Here is an amazing article if you’re more interested in the history of the carrousels used at Disney parks, AND why they’re spelled “Carrousel” instead of “Carousel”

All Ears- History of Disney Carrousels