Walt Disney was a huge fan of carousels. He wanted a majestic carousel in the middle of his Fantasyland, one that featured only carousel horses that were leaping. Rather than fabricate a new carousel, Walt Disney bought an existing one that he Disney-fied, turning it into a dazzling showpiece that was worthy of its placement in Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
But most carousels had stationary seats and benches. Whatever happened to them? Rather than throw them away, Walt Disney used them for another Fantasyland attraction. The train cars used for Casey Jr’s Circus Train came from the carousel, repurposed for Walt’s magic little train.