First look: Disney’s newest ‘Cinderella Pony’ at Walt Disney World Resort
Cinderella’s royal family has a new, adorable addition – meet “Cinderella Pony” named Lilly.
Lilly, named after Walt Disney’s wife, was born in March and became the first white Shetland pony ever born at the Tri-Circle-D Ranch at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, according to the Disney press release.
Her mother, “Lady” and father “Ferdinand” are Shetland Ponies, but not just any Shetland Ponies. Both are Cinderella’s ponies that pull her iconic pumpkin coach for Disney’s Fairytale Weddings and parades at the Magic Kingdom Park.
When Lilly turns 2-years-old, she will begin training to pull Cinderella’s magical coach and then could make her debut as part of the team a year later, per the press release. Until then, Lilly is currently making appearances in our show pasture near the barn at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground for a few hours each day.
A team of 35 ranch hands care for Lilly and 90 other horses and ponies that support Disney’s daily operation of carriage, wagon, pony and trail rides, along with special events that add that special sparkle across the Walt Disney World Resort.