Decorative Panels Removed From Prince Charming Regal Carrousel as Refurbishment Continues

Shannen Ace

Children and adults riding on a colorful carousel with ornate decorations and brightly painted horses.

Decorative Panels Removed From Prince Charming Regal Carrousel as Refurbishment Continues

A different set of horses has been roped off for floor work on Prince Charming Regal Carrousel in Magic Kingdom, and many of the decorative panels in the ride’s central column have been removed.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

A carousel with some horses covered by blue tarps and some uncovered horses. The platform is surrounded by a rope barrier.

Crews have been roping off ten horses — two rows of five — at a time. The floor beneath these horses is being cleaned and stained. Half of the floor under the currently unavailable horses is its final dark brown, while the other half has a natural wood color.

Carousel ride with horses covered in blue tarps, roped off and not in operation, with colorful buildings and people in the background.

The horses at the ends of the rows are covered in tarps to protect them from work happening on the entablature above. The ride remains open during the refurbishment.

People riding on a colorful carousel featuring gold, blue, and red designs with decorative lights.

The center column of the carousel features mirrors and large red panels featuring a diamond pattern.

A carousel with several people riding ornate horses is pictured behind a bed of pink flowers. A sign labeled "Stroller Parking" is visible in the foreground.

All but one of the diamond-pattern panels have been removed or painted over for a fresh start. The mirrors and lights around them are still in place.

A colorful merry-go-round with various animal seats and riders, including children and adults, spinning under a decorated canopy with lights. Pink flowers in the foreground.

The empty spaces on the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel are currently beige.

People riding a colorfully decorated carousel, holding onto golden poles as they go around. The background features ornate designs and illuminated lights.

Some elements have also been removed from the columns between each panel. These curved columns usually feature light purple backgrounds and gold details.

Children and adults riding on a colorful carousel with ornate decorations and brightly painted horses.

The entablature above the horses is being repainted. During the work, some sections are covered with a themed tarp.

A close-up of a traditional, ornate carousel roof with various colorful artwork and detailing. The wooden rides are partially visible beneath, and people can be seen standing nearby.

Some sections have been stripped of all color but gold. The relief sculptures feature angelic figures with flags and eagles, leftover from when the attraction was The Liberty Carousel over 100 years ago. These friezes are usually painted pink, purple, and blue.

A close-up of an ornate carousel top, featuring detailed paintings and decorative elements, with people riding below. The structure has a blue and gold theme and is under a roofed area.

The figures between the images of the Fairy Godmother and Cinderella’s horses have been repainted. There is still work left to be done along the sculpture’s edges.

Close-up of the top section of a colorful carousel, featuring intricate decorative panels with vibrant artwork, under a large wooden roof.

Other sections have significantly more paintwork done. The images from “Cinderella,” added when The Walt Disney Company acquired the carousel in the 1960s, are framed in gold foil.

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