Cinderella's Golden Carousel
carousel is very beautiful and glimmers with lights viewable through
Cinderella Castle, features classic Disney music and paintings from the
movie of the same name...
Golden Carousel is a pleasant ride. This antique carousel is very
beautiful and glimmers with lights viewable through Cinderella Castle.
Named for the poor "Girl of the Ashes," this attraction features classic
Disney music and paintings from the movie of the same name. Cinderella's
Golden Carousel is located in the middle of Fantasyland as soon as you
exit The Castle. Don't worry about this one if there is any sort of a
more or less directly behind the main castle, Cinderella's Golden Carousel
features ninety hand-painted wooden carousel horses, whirl about the
traditionally styled fairground "Merry-Go-Round" to the tunes from a
Although a very traditional
attraction the carousel is always a major crowd pleaser in the various
Disney parks, and attracts long lines at times, however with its
relatively short ride duration, and large capacity queues don't usually
last for long.
Go round and round
on one of 90 galloping steeds impeccably cared for by Disney cast
members. Listen to music from famous Disney animated films. Rarely much
of a line and what a delight it is!
This is one of the best carousels to be found in any theme park. All
of the horse are white but each one is unique and have different poses and
expressions. The ride itself is fairly slow but still decent as far as
carousels are concerned. The carousel itself is decorated with scenes
depicting the story of Cinderella.
The Carousel is in Fantasyland. It is nestled in
between The Dumbo Ride, and The Legend of the Lion King Show, It is right
in front of the Snow White ride. As you wall through the castle, from Main
Street, you can't miss it. It will take your breath away. You really feel
like you are at Walt Disney World, when you get your first view of
Cinderella's Golden Carrousel.
All of the Horses on Cinderella's Golden Carrousel are painted White, because they are all Good Horses!(Like the good
guys, in Western movies always wear white cowbay hats) No two are exactly
alike. There are 90 horses on the carrousel at a time. They are arranged
in 5 rows. The smaller" kid friendly" horses. are situated in the center,
near the mirrored covered centerpiece. The horses increase in size, each
hose is a little bit bigger, as you go from the inside lanes to the outer
lanes. The horse on the outside if the carrousel are the same size as real
As you ride, you are treated to old fashioned Calliope
music. Some of the songs are, Colors of the Wind, from Pocahontas,
Whole New World from Aladdin , When You Wish Upon a Star, from
Pinnochio, and Topence a Bag, from Mary Poppins. The ride, only
last about 2 minutes. There is rarely ever a line of more than 5 minutes.
Even though this was one of the Original rides when the
park opened in 1971, the carrousel did not originate at Walt Disney World.
The Carrousel was purchased from Olympic Park in Maplewood New Jersey. It
was built in 1917, making it the oldest Disney Attraction in the World!
Some of the original horses are still in operation, but
some of them had to be replaced with fiberglass duplicates.
Each horse takes 48 man hours to paint. Two of the
Horses are repainted or refurbished each night.
The brass poles are polished each night.There is a
special crew, that is devoted to this task.
In 1987 , 18 scenes from the movie Cinderella were
painted around the canopy of the Carrousel.
The carrousel may seem like a kiddie ride, but years
after your Disney trip is over, I bet that the carrousel ride will be one
of the best memories that you will have.