After a hiatus because of various other commitments, today we are back continuing our Magic Kingdom Attraction Guide series. Today we are taking a look at the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel. This attraction used to be known as Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel, but it was renamed to the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel on June 1, 2010. Along with the name change, Walt Disney Imagineers rewrote the entire backstory of the attraction. Here is the official story:
Following their fairy-tale romance and happily-ever-after wedding, Cinderella and Prince Charming took up residence in Cinderella’s Castle. With peace throughout the kingdom, Prince Charming had time to practice for jousting tournaments. In the countryside near the castle, he built a training device of carved horses, on which he could practice the art of ring-spearing, a tournament event in which a knight rides his horse full speed, lance in hand, toward a small ring hanging from a tree limb, with the object of spearing the ring. This event was known by various names throughout the lands, but generally came to be called “carrousel.”
The carrousel device drew the attention of the villagers, who wanted to take a turn on this amazing spinning contraption. So Prince Charming had a second carrousel constructed closer to the Castle, where everyone could take a spin on this wondrous invention. Instead of a working knight’s training device, however, this new carrousel is more befitting its regal location in the Castle Courtyard – its rustic training horses replaced with ornately decorated prancing steeds adorned with golden helmets and shields, flower garlands, feathers and other festoons. Prince Charming invites one and all to test their horsemanship skills and to enjoy their own happy ending.
Here are the attraction details for the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel:
Attraction Name: Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Attraction Type: Slow Ride/Spinning
Height Requirements: Any Height
Hours of Operation: All Day
FastPass+: Not Available
Interactive Queue: No
This is a good ride for young children and those that like a slow moving attraction. It’s not a very long ride, just two minutes, and it can be slow loading, so be aware that there can be long lines. For us, my wife and I will ride it sometimes, usually when there is a 10 minute wait or less.