Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel sits in the center of Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. When you’re walking down Main Street, U.S.A., from the park’s entrance, you can see the carrousel through the opening at the base of Cinderella Castle.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel is absolutely beautiful and worth riding at least once during your vacation. Below, I’ll share a few specifics for experiencing this attraction on your Walt Disney World vacation.

Here are a few quick reference details for Prince Charming Regal Carrousel.

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Height Requirement:


Disney Genie+ Eligible:


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Seats Per Vehicle:

Individual Horses

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Good For:

Small Children

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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 and parks usually have this classic ride.

Often, I overhear guests saying that they skip Prince Charming Regal Carrousel because it’s “just a carrousel.” Unfortunately, I think they are the ones missing out.

My niece has been visiting Walt Disney World with me off and on for a while now. When she was younger, she begged to ride the carrousel.

The thing is, children love these kinds of rides. I remember riding beside her on a horse of my own and thinking, it’s been a while.

But then I 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 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 please don’t pass this one by thinking that it’s something you can do almost anywhere. Because this carrousel is quite different than many others.

It’s Prince Charming’s very own ride in Fantasyland, and his horse sits alongside Cinderella’s. If you are interested, 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.

Panels inside the carrousel are painted to portray the story of how they met and were then reunited with the glass slipper.

Out in front of the carrousel sits the one and only Sword in the Stone. Only the noblest of fellows can retrieve it.

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

You will probably 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 can’t complain.

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