Walt Disney World changes name on Fantasyland carousel
Written by Robert Niles
Walt Disney World announced today that as of June 1, Cinderella's Golden Carrousel in the Magic Kingdom will be renamed Prince Charming Regal Carrousel.Tweet
Why? Well, Disney's added a backstory to the ride:
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.”
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