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 Review of Prince Charming's Regal Carrousel @ Magic Kingdom
0 Rating Posted by: Canobie Coaster on 7/27/2005 11:26:00 AM
Carousels are an amusement park staple, especially if they’re classics like the ones found at Knoebels, Lake Compounce, and the list goes on and on. Sometimes large franchise parks are fortunate enough to obtain one, but as I’ve witnessed from many of the larger chains, they are apathetic towards their beauty and just let it rot away or tamper with it. Has Disney acted any differently towards their classic PTC carousel? I wish I could say yes, but the answer is sadly no.

Located in Fantasyland, it’s undeniable that from a distance that the carousel is an absolute beauty with all of the detail embodied on it, and miraculously it just gets even better at night with the bright lights proudly illuminating it. However, upon closer inspection, it’s apparent that Disney modified this classic to become more “Disney-ish.” Instead of maintaining the carousel’s classic, hand-carved horses, Disney foolishly repainted each horse white and modified their chassises to be consistent with Cinderella’s famous horses. Also, the classic band organ has been replaced by standard Disney tunes. Now don’t get me wrong; I enjoy a good Disney tune here and there, but not at the expense of a classic band organ.

Off of my rant, generally this is a walk-on thanks to the carousel’s gargantuan capacity. Once seated on one of the many identical horses, riders are treated to a ride no different than any other carousel in terms of the ride itself except for one thing- this carousel gives far and away the shortest cycle of any carousel I’ve ever been on! I don’t even think my total ride time eclipsed one whole minute! Now I know Disney is crowded and all, but I would gladly take waiting an extra cycle rather than come off an attraction unsatisfied.

This review probably makes my disliking of this carousel pretty apparent thanks to Disney tarnishing it of its original glory and the outrageously short cycle. However, while that is true, for what it is it actually is pretty average for a carousel despite its shortcomings since it still is undeniably one of the most beautiful carousels I’ve been on. So do I recommend it? Not really, unless you’re an absolute die-hard carousel fan since there are bigger, more original fish to fry while at Disney.
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