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Newest Cinderella Pony Joins Walt Disney World Family

Disney Parks Blog gave a sneak peek at a new adorable addition to Cinderella’s royal family.  The newest Cinderella Pony, Lilly, has joined the family at Walt Disney World.  Lilly is named after Walt Disney’s wife, Lillian.  Lilly was born in march and was the first white Shetland pony ever born at the Tri-Circle-D Ranch located at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

Before heading into the weekend, we wanted to share a first photo of an adorable new addition to Cinderella’s royal family –  our newest “Cinderella Pony” named Lilly.  Her mother, “Lady” and father “Ferdinand” are both Shetland Ponies who are also the ponies that pull Cinderella’s iconic pumpkin coach for Disney’s Fairytale Weddings and even some parades at Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World.

Once Lilly turns two she will begin training to also pull Cinderella’s carriage and make her formal debut as part of the team.  The training process takes around a year.  Lilly is currently appearing in the pasture are at the barn in Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground for a few hours each day if you want to go and see her. The horses have a team of over 35 ranch hands that help take care of Lilly and the other 90 horses and ponies that live at Walt Disney World.

Isn’t Lilly just so adorable?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog

 

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!