Magic Kingdom Park
Slow Rides, Spinning
Due to the nature of the experience, Guests with service animals should check with a Cast Member at the attraction for boarding information.
Classics, Disney Princesses
Climb aboard an ornate carousel horse and gallop through a whirling backdrop of color and sound.
Make you way beneath a vibrant medieval tent within the Castle Courtyard and select one of 90 wood-carved ornate horses—or one intricately carved chariot. Bedecked in golden helmets, decorative shields and flowing flower garlands and feathers, each magnificent steed is unique.
Test Your Horsemanship
As an old-fashioned organ plays, parade up and down in a gentle counter-clockwise direction atop your majestic horse. Spin around and feel a cool breeze brush across your face as you behold a menagerie of classic Fantasyland attractions in the not-too-far-off distance—including Cinderella Castle and Mickey’s PhilHarmagic.
Command your prancing horse as the prince or princess of your very own fairytale by day or embark on a journey at night, basking in the magical glow of the carousel’s 2,300 shimmering lights.
A Fairytale Come To Life
During your whimsical journey, relive the classic Disney animated film Cinderella through a series of 18 illustriously hand-painted vignettes on the inner rounding board above the horses.
Built in 1917, the Liberty Carrousel—as it was originally named—first called Belle Isle Park in Detroit home. Measuring 60 feet in diameter, the carousel was constructed by the Philadelphia Toboggan Co. and is one of the largest of its kind in the world.
Rediscovered in 1967 at Olympic Park in New Jersey, the historic carousel was acquired by Disney Imagineers—who performed an extensive renovation before introducing it to Magic Kingdom park in 1971, where it has continued to be a favorite for over 40 years.
Walt Disney came up with the idea for Disneyland park watching his daughters ride the merry-go-round at Griffith Park. Later, when Walt began turning his ideas of constructing a theme park into a reality, a carousel became the cornerstone of his future design—and has remained that way ever since.