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Holiday Horse at Walt Disney World Resort has a Holiday Secret!

Dr. Mark Penning

by , Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, Disney Parks

As you may have read here on the Disney Parks Blog or seen in person, we’re ready for the holidays at Walt Disney World Resort. The horses at Tri-Circle-D Ranch at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground are ready, too, participating in nightly sleigh and wagon rides with our guests.

The video above tells the story of Dutch, a Percheron at Tri-Circle-D Ranch. In this tale, we learn that Dutch has a holiday secret he’s keeping from the ranch hands and other horses. You’ll never guess what it is!

On Christmas morning, don’t forget to watch the Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration on ABC to see 14 of the Tri-Circle-D Ranch horses stroll down Main Street, U.S.A.


  • This video made me smile! I didn’t know there were horses at WDW. Next visit, we have to come over to the ranch for a hayride.

  • So very excited for our magical sleigh ride in 12 days! We’ll be looking for you, Dutch!

  • Is there any way to watch the Christmas Celebration online? We don’t have cable tv, we don’t watch tv, but I’d love to see this.

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