When I say it’s really cool to see fireworks bursting above King Arthur Carrousel in Fantasyland at Disneyland park, I’m not horsing around. Photographing the show brings to mind a few historical facts about the carrousel and why it’s so special:
- King Arthur Carrousel was one of the original opening-day attractions at Disneyland Resort in 1955.
- At Walt Disney’s request, all of the horses are in a galloping pose and painted white.
- Each horse on the carrousel has a name, and Jingles is the lead horse. You may remember that Jingles was painted gold for a short time in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Disneyland Resort in 2005. It was later repainted white, except for its gold bells and trim, and dedicated to Disney Legend Julie Andrews in 2008.
Here are a few more of my favorite images from this explosive shoot.