It’s about time we heard some good news, and our favorite type of headline just came from the staff at Disney’s Tri-Circle-D Ranch. After moving their horses to the new and improved location at Disney’s Fort Wilderness, Disney has welcomed their newest equine addition. Violet, their newborn filly, is fitting in perfectly with the “happiest horses on Earth.”
Born to a gorgeous all-white pony named Elsa, Violet is happy and healthy. The active little girl is the first foal to be born at the brand new facility, and she represents a bright future for all the Disney horses. She’s already showing off her speed and spunk and is living the life hanging out with mom and her loving human caretakers.
Watch this video of Violet having fun with her mom in the Tri-Circle-D Ranch pasture.
Introducing the newest addition to Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground — Violet, a pony foal recently born at Tri-Circle-D Ranch. While the resort has been temporarily closed, the ranch team moved into a brand new barn – with Violet making her debut as the first baby born in the structure! #Congratulations to mom, Elsa – and many thanks to the entire team for sharing these great moments from the pasture! We're so proud of all they do to look after ALL of the animals in our care. #CaringForDisneyAnimals #TheHappiestHorsesOnEarth
Posted by Disney's Animals, Science and Environment on Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Violet’s role with Disney is yet to be determined, but she has already made a formal introduction with Walt Disney World President, Jeff Vahle.
Vahle visited the new horse barn prior to its public opening to meet Violet and witness a historic moment. Disney cast members held a ceremony to transport the Dragon Calliope, a horse-drawn musical instrument originally purchased by Walt Disney, to its new home at the ranch’s museum. The move marked the final touch to complete the new facility in preparation for its June 2020 opening.
Cast Members at Tri-Circle-D Ranch took part in a special moment today – unveiling their new horse barn to Walt Disney…
Tri-Circle-D Ranch is home to all of the Disney horses, including Cinderella’s carriage team. There are Quarter Horses, Clydesdales, Paints, Arabians, Shetland ponies, and several other breeds all living happily at the barn. The horses are trained in a number of Disney jobs. Some give trail rides to guests and pull sleighs in winter. Others are the horses you see pulling trolleys through the park and participating in parades.
The brand-new facility is a modern design that retains the history of the original Disney barn. Guests can enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides with scenic views, pony rides, and peaceful trail rides. The museum also showcases original Disney artifacts dating back to the 1950s.
Disney’s Fort Wildnerness Resort & Campground is scheduled to reopen on June 22, 2020. Plan your trip, and you might get a glimpse of sweet Violet.