If you love horses, you definitely need to head over to Tri-Circle-D Ranch at Fort Wilderness Campground between 8 am and 3:30 pm everyday. There you will be able to talk a walk through the stables and meet Cinderella’s Ponies and the beautiful horses that pull the carts down Main Street, U.S.A.. To guarantee you’ll see the ponies, I recommend visiting around 1 pm.
You can also watch a blacksmith make horseshoes and affix them to the horses hooves. You can also check out the Dragon Calliope (a musical instrument that horses pull) that Walt Disney purchase for the Mickey Mouse Club Circus Parade at Disneyland in the 1950’s. Plus don’t miss the tribute to horses that have appeared in Disney movies.
Little kids will love the pony rides which run $8 per person. You will have to lead the pony.
For $46, you can take a 45 minute Horseback ride. Guests must be at least 9 years of age, be at least 48 inches tall and weigh under 250 pounds. The trail will take you through woodlands where you might spot deer, ducks, armadillos and rabbits. To make your reservation, call (407) WDW- PLAY.
The entire family can enjoy a ride in an old-fashioned, horse-drawn wagon that takes you through a scenic tour of Fort Wilderness. The 25-minute wagon ride is $8 for guests 10 and up and $5 for guests aged 3 to 9 year old. Stop by between 6-8:30 PM at the front of Pioneer Hall. It is first come, first serve.
Families can also enjoy a 25 minute carriage ride for $45 that takes them along the river banks and through lush woodland.
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