Prince Charming Regal Carrousel Refurbishment is Underway

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Prince Charming Regal Carrousel refurbishment

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel refurbishment is underway.  This Magic Kingdom park attraction at The Walt Disney World Resort closed for refurbishment yesterday and will remain closed until Monday, July 30th.

As of Tuesday, July 31st, guest will once again be able to climb aboard an ornate carousel horse and gallop through a whirling backdrop of color and sound.  And on that whimsical journey they can live the classic Disney animated film Cinderella through a series of 18 illustriously hand-painted vignettes on the inner rounding board above the horses.

And it’s probably a good thing this attraction gets a little TLC.  Did you know that this Carrousel was built in 1917 and was originally named the Liberty Carrousel and made it’s home at Belle Isle Park in Detroit.  50 years later it was rediscovered at Olympic Park in New Jersey and acquired by Disney Imagineers.  They performed an extensive renovation and introduced it to Magic Kingdom park in 1971!  Over 45 years later and it is still a guest favorite!

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.

Heading to the Walt Disney World Resort this month?  Make sure you check out our refurbishment schedule for what you can expect to be closed during your visit!

Source and Photo Credit: Disney World

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