Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground has officially debuted the brand new barn at Tri-Circle-D Ranch!
The barn is ready just in time for the Resort to welcome back guests on June 22nd. And despite the closure, the animal care team has been hard at work taking care of the horses and getting them settled in at the new barn!
Walt Disney World Resort president, Jeff Vahle, gave us a preview of the additions to Tri-Circle-D Ranch on his Instagram a few days ago. And now, Disney has shared an even closer look at both the new barn AND its adorable new resident!
Walt Disney dreamed of having horses in Magic Kingdom park, much like he did in Disneyland. And so, Tri-Circle-D Ranch was established before the opening day of Walt Disney World Resort!
Back in August, Disney announced that they would begin building a new barn at the ranch, featuring larger stalls for the horses, plus 10 additional stalls, all equipped with automatic water stations.
The new barn is more than twice the size of the original, and it features a wedding harness room showcasing tack for Cinderella’s ponies as well as the return of the museum dedicated to Walt’s love of horses. It’s also home to the Dragon Calliope, the horse-drawn musical wagon Walt Disney purchased to use in Disneyland back in the 1950s!
And we can’t forget the cutest addition to Tri-Circle-D Ranch — welcome Violet, the new foal who was born at the ranch just a few weeks ago! Here she is running through the pasture with her mom, Elsa! Violet is definitely adorable enough to thaw a frozen heart!
Guests will find the new barn just around the corner from the bus loop by Pioneer Hall. We can’t wait to check out the museum — and, of course, get a peek at baby Violet!
Have you visited Tri-Circle-D Ranch in Disney World? Share your experience in the comments!