Meet the new equine “Cast Members” at Disneyland

Five horses recently arrived at the park's Circle D ranch to begin training for jobs at the iconic theme park.

Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, has welcomed five new equine “cast members.”

According to official park blog, the newcomers recently arrived at Circle D Ranch, the 5.5-acre ranch where Disneyland Resort horses live and train. 

“The training process from arrival at Circle D to debut on Main Street, U.S.A., takes anywhere from six months to a year, depending on the particular horse. Training begins with exercises designed to build trust and respect between horse and human, continues with skill work for strength and coordination, as well as learning vocal commands. A fixed timeline for a horse to arrive at Disneyland park is not established, as each horse will meet goals at their natural pace. The result are horses that truly enjoy their jobs! Or, as has been said, “The Happiest Horses on Earth.” —Donna Fisk, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

Here’s a look at the new horses: 

Dublin, a four-year-old Belgian/Percheron cross who came to Circle D from Ontario, California.. The Circle D cast members report he’s very quite affectionate. 
Champ and his half-brother Chip are five-year-old Clydesdales who come from Montana. They are very similar looking, but one detail helps distinguish the two: Chip has some black hair among the white feathers on his right front leg.
Lily came to Circle D from Ohio and is five years old. Around the ranch, she’s known as a mare who loves attention. And, from the looks of this picture, belly scratches.
Pumpkin is a one-and-a-half year-old black Percheron from Tehachapi, California. Cast members report she has a very sweet disposition.

In true Gen Z fashion, the horses are also on TikTok:




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