posted at the Official Disney Parks Blog on March 30th, 2010 by Heather Hust Rivera, Manager, Social Media, Disneyland Resort
We’ve all seen the horses on Main Street, U.S.A in Disneyland park, but do you know where these horses really live? Backstage, north of Frontierland in Disneyland park, there is a working ranch, called Circle D Corral.
Backstage, north of Frontierland in Disneyland park, there is a working ranch, called Circle D Corral.
Here are some fun facts to consider before taking a step “backstage” in today’s video to see the animals that live in Circle D Corral:
- The ranch is currently home to 28 horses, a jersey cow, two miniature donkeys, three turkeys and 15 goats.
- Forty-eight cast members work at the ranch.
- All the horses are large, “draft” horses (”draft horses” are horses that are adapted to pull heavy loads).
- The following breeds of horse are represented at Circle D: Percheron, Clydesdale, Belgian and Shire.
- No Disneyland horse works more than 4 hours a day, 3 days a week.
- And, like all cast members, the horses at Disneyland park always wear their name tags when they are working.