Cinderella’s Golden Carousel is one of Fantasyland's original attractions. Imagineers found the carousel in a shuttered amusement park in New Jersey in 1967. Built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1917, the original colors for the carousel were red, white and blue. Both the band organ and the carousel itself were carefully restored by Disney artisans for the 1971 opening. The 90 Maplewood horses are painted with embellishments of 23 carat gold leaf, silver, and bronze.
The canopies surrounding the carousel are hand painted, telling the story of Cinderella in 18 scenes. The carousel rotates for two minutes playing various Disney hits such as "Hakuna Matata," "Heigh Ho," and "Feed the Birds."
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