Riding on Jingles the Carrousel Horse

The 68 horses of King Arthur Carrousel

The 68 horses of King Arthur Carrousel

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.

All the horses are trotters.

All the horses on the carrousel are trotters.

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.

The two finger point.

Tom Hanks, as Walt Disney, riding on Jingles in Saving Mr. Banks.

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.



Her saddle

Her saddle honoring the 50th anniversary of “Mary Poppins” and Dame Julie Andrews.

Close up of Jingle's golden bells.

Close up of Jingle’s golden bells.  Everyone wants to ride on Jingles!  She’s the best!!

Jingles most famous rider.

Jingles most famous rider.

We also got to ride on King Triton’s Carousel over in California Adventure:

The King Triton Carousel.

King Triton’s Carousel.

Elly on her favorite animal: the Blue Whale.

Elly on her favorite animal: the Blue Whale.

The Sea Otter.

The Sea Otter.

One of the fish.

One of the fish.

KT5What’s cool about King Triton’s Carousel is that they decorate it for Christmas!

Decorating the California Adventure Park for Christmas


At our book launch in Boulder, Colorado.

At our book launch in Boulder, Colorado.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.


Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.


2 thoughts on “Riding on Jingles the Carrousel Horse

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