As we learned on the Walk in Walt’s Footsteps tour, the oldest attraction at Disneyland is the King Arthur Carrousel. We made it a goal to ride on the Jingles horse during our trip.
The carrousel was built by in Canada in 1875 and every horse on the carrousel has a name. You can pick up a complete list of the carrousel horse’s names at City Hall on Main Street, U.S.A.
Jingles is the carrousel’s lead horse and was Walt’s favorite. She made an appearance in the 2013 Disney movie “Saving Mr. Banks”. (We got to go to the movie’s world premier in December 2013 when we were working at WDW.)
Jingles is named for her beautiful straps of jingle bells hanging from her saddle and cantle. For Disneyland’s 50th anniversary in 2005, Jingles was repainted and trimmed in real 18k gold leaf.
Jingles was ceremoniously dedicated to Julie Andrews on April 8, 2008.
We also got to ride on King Triton’s Carousel over in California Adventure:
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