Disney has a few new Cast Members that are simply too adorable not to talk about! Take a stroll with us over to Disneyland’s Circle D Ranch where new Cast Members have arrived on the 5.5-acre ranch – home to Disneyland Resort horses. Circle D has five new four-legged Cast Members. Check out the photos and video below!
First up, check out the Disney Parks TikTok video below to see the five beautiful Cast Members in motion! The new Cast Members are stunning horses that you may see in the future at Disneyland Theme Park pulling the horse drawn streetcar down Main Street, U.S.A. The video is followed by Disney Parks Blog introduction and photos of the new horses.
First up, meet Dublin! Dublin’s a four-year-old Belgian and Percheron cross. Isn’t he handsome? The Circle D Cast Members say he’s quite affectionate, too. Dublin comes to Circle D from Ontario, California.
Below is Champ and his half-brother Chip. These beautiful Clydesdales are five years old and come from Montana. It’s striking how similar their markings are! Here’s a hint to tell them apart: Chip has some black feathers among the white on his right front leg.
This is Lily in the photo below. She came to Circle D from Ohio and is five years old. Around the ranch, she’s known as the mare who likes to be in the spotlight. Could be perfect casting for Main Street, U.S.A., don’t you agree?
Rounding out the new group is the adorable, Pumpkin. She’s the baby, at one-and-a-half years old. She is a black Percheron, with a very sweet nature and very long ears! She is from Tehachapi, California.
Disney has shared that “although these horses are different breeds, they all enjoy a common thread, which is their thoughtful and calm personalities. According to Circle D Ranch Manager, Erin Simon, Disneyland horses are chosen for their intelligence and willingness to learn. These horses also love being with people! The training process from arrival at Circle D to debut on Main Street, U.S.A., takes anywhere from six months to a year, depending on the particular horse. Training begins with exercises designed to build trust and respect between horse and human, continues with skill work for strength and coordination, as well as learning vocal commands. A fixed timeline for a horse to arrive at Disneyland Park is not established, as each horse will meet goals at its natural pace. The result are horses that truly enjoy their jobs! Or, as has been said, “The Happiest Horses on Earth.” We can’t wait to see these 5 stunning horses in action at Disneyland!