Although King Arthur Carrousal made its Disneyland Resort debut when the park opened in 1955, its history goes back much futher. Just how old is the carrousel? Well, I shall give you some interesting facts!
A...Walt Disney bought the 1875 Dentzel carrousel for $22,000 from Sunnyside Park in Toronto, Canada.
B...Since Walt Disney wanted only jumping horses for his carrousel-not the other animals which were part of the deal - additional horses were added from another at Coney Island. Each horse on King Arthur Carrousel is a hand-carved antique.
C...About one in every five Disneyland Park Guests takes a spin on King Arthur Carrousel.
D...The King Arthur Carrousel horses are touched up daily, and every year each horse undergoes a complete refurbishment. More than 30 colors are used on the horses - no two of which are painted the same.
E...There are a total of 72 leaping horses on King Arthur Carrousel. Walt Disney himself insisted that all horses would be leaping, so some of the original horses were reconfigured to the proper pose.
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