Celebrating the New Tri-Circle-D Ranch, Home to Heritage and Happy Horses

Published: June 23, 2020 / Last Updated: June 23, 2020 / By: Arvid Bux

With the phased reopening of the Disney Resort hotels at Walt Disney World Resort, Cast Members excited to welcome guests back to the campground with a fresh new barn at Tri-Circle-D Ranch. The animal care team continues to take great care of our horses, and are thrilled to share this  milestone at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

Tri-Circle-D Ranch

Tri-Circle-D Ranch has a long history of housing “The Happiest Horses on Earth,” as it was part of Walt’s vision to bring horses to Magic Kingdom Park much like he did in Disneyland. Tri-Circle-D Ranch was established before opening day of Walt Disney World Resort, making his wish come true.

Back in August, it was shared that thehthe and ranch team were receiving a beautifully enhanced new barn, with plenty of space for play time, pony rides and more. The new stable features larger stalls for the horses, including 10 additional stalls – all equipped with automatic water stations. The barn is more than twice the size of the original barn with two tack rooms, a wedding harness room showcasing tack for Cinderella’s ponies and the return of the museum dedicated to Walt’s love of horses.


Along with the museum, thehthe themselves brought an iconic piece of Disney history back to the barn—the 1907 Dragon Calliope. Walt Disney purchased the horse-drawn musical wagon for Disneyland Park in the 1950s, and it is currently on display at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Watch the horse-powered move below:

But that’s not all that’s new at Tri-Circle-D Ranch! Last week, it was shared the newest addition to the animal collection, Violet, a pony foal born right here at the new stable. Violet is already finding her independence as she plays around in the pastures and enjoys running around with her mom, Elsa, for some quality bonding time.

Tri-Circle-D Ranch

The ranch is a quick trot away from its original location, just around the corner from the bus loop by Pioneer Hall. To learn more about horses and many of the other animals in their care, visit DisneyAnimals.com.

Via: Disney Parks Blog

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