Monday, December 2, 2013

DDW Pic 825. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
In sticking with yesterday's theme of "very old attractions" I decided to post this picture of Prince Charming Regal Carrousel. Built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1917, this opening day attraction was originally known as Cinderella's Golden Carrousel. Disney changed the name to go along with the opening of New Fantasyland. Since most of the original attractions in the new area were themed around princesses, they wanted to give the carrousel more of a boy theme. Whatever you want to call it, this classic ride has the distinction of being the oldest complete attraction in all of Walt Disney World. Although the Roy O. Disney steam train is older, the other three engines that make up the Walt Disney World Railroad are all younger than the carrousel. I took this shot while giving a Magic Kingdom tour today.

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