Riding Jingles at Disneyland

The 68 horses of King Arthur Carrousel

The 68 horses of King Arthur Carousel at Disneyland

As we learned during the Walk in Walt’s Footsteps Tour, the oldest attraction at Disneyland is the King Arthur Carousel.

We made it a goal to ride on the Jingles horse during our last trip.

It’s not easy because everyone wants to ride on her.

We literally had to run to Jingles once the cast member opened the ride’s gate.

All the horses are trotters.

Interesting fact:  All the horses on the carousel are trotters.

The carousel was built by in Canada in 1875 and every horse on the carousel has a name.  You can pick up a complete list of the carousel horse’s names at City Hall on Main Street, U.S.A. (free).

The two finger point.

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

Jingles is the carousel’s lead horse and was Walt’s favorite horse.

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 Disney World!)

Jingles is named for her beautiful straps of jingle bells hanging from her saddle and mantle.

For Disneyland’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2005, Jingles was repainted and trimmed in real 18K gold leaf.

Jingles was ceremoniously dedicated to Dame Julie Andrews on April 8, 2008.


Jingles in all her glory.

Her saddle

Her saddle honoring the 50th anniversary of “Mary Poppins” and Dame Julie Andrews. 18K gold!  So shiny!

Close up of Jingle's golden bells.

Close up of Jingle’s golden bells.  Everyone wants to ride on Jingles!  She’s the best!!  We had to run to get to her first!

Jingles most famous rider.

Jingles most famous rider, Mary Poppins.

jinglesWe’ve actually gotten to ride on Jingles several times now:


Me & Jingles


Riding the carousel with Ian. ❤




Mary Poppins’ umbrella!

And look who else showed up to ride today:


Belle and the Beast!

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Belle waved at us! 🙂


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Meeting Mary Poppins and friend

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover

Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

book Two Girls

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!

Two Disney Sisters


Two Disney Sisters at Disneyland

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Meeting the Boss at Disneyland!



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