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Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel sits in the center of Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. The carrousel can be seen through the opening of Cinderella Castle as you walk down Main Street U.S.A.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel is absolutely beautiful and is well worth taking a spin on during your vacation. In this review, I’ll share with you a few reasons why I think the carrousel is worth your time.

The chart below covers everything pertaining to experiencing this attraction. It is followed by a few notes about the best time to ride and need to know information.

Prince Charming Regal CarrouselMagic Kingdom



Height Requirement:

Magic Kingdom FastPass:

Ride Type:


Seats Per Vehicle:

Individual Horses

Rider Switch:


Extra Magic Hours:


Good For:

Small Children

Scary Factor:


Must-Do List:


Perfect For:

All ages

Special Mention:

Where else do you get to ride a carrousel in the backyard of a castle?

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Almost any theme park that you visit will have a carrousel, it’s true. Even shopping malls or parks might contain this classic style ride.

Often, I hear so many people saying that they skip Prince Charming Regal Carrousel because it’s “just a carrousel.” And I think that’s really sad.

My niece has been visiting Walt Disney World with me for a long time now. When she was younger she begged to ride the carrousel. The thing is children love these kinds of rides. I remember riding along beside her on a horse of my own and thinking, it’s been a while.

But then I kind of got lost in the moment as a tune from Mary Poppins played in the background and swept us away on our horse race. Looking out, I could see that I was just outside the backdoor of Cinderella Castle.

I might as well have just left the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique because I felt like royalty at that moment. And that’s just what a ride on the carrousel behind Cinderella Castle is…special.

So don’t pass this one by thinking that it’s something you can do almost anywhere. Because this carrousel is quite different than what you might think.

It’s Prince Charming’s very own ride in Fantasyland, and his horse sits alongside Cinderella’s. If you have an interest, ask a cast member to point out their horses to you.

Prince Charming’s horse sits on the very outside and always stops in front of the operation booth. Cinderella’s horse sits right next to his on the interior.

The panels are painted in a way that portrays the story of how they met and were then reunited with the glass slipper.

And out in front of the carrousel sits the one and only Sword in the Stone. Only the most noble of fellows can actually retrieve it.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel is considered an anytime attraction and rarely has a long line. I recommend riding it once in the day time and once in the evening.

You are probably going to pass it multiple times during the day as you tour the park. So you might as well stop and take a spin. The amount of time it takes to ride the carrousel is minimal, so you really can’t complain.

Here’s a video of the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel via YouTube: Full Ride

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