Walt Disney World Welcomes a New (and Adorable!) Cinderella Pony Named Pixie

by | Jul 11, 2023 | Walt Disney World News, Walt Disney World Resorts, WDW Blog

Say hello to the second Cinderella pony born on Walt Disney World Resort property.

There’s a new member of the Disney World animal family! On July 10, 2023, a newborn Cinderella pony was born at Tri-Circle-D Ranch at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

The freshly-born foal came into the world at 4 AM, and though she’s still incredibly young, she’s already capturing attention. This newborn pony was born to Lady, a Shetland pony who resides at Tri-Circle-D Ranch. Mom and foal are bonding together in the pasture, and soon this new addition will meet the other two Shetland pony foals on the ranch, Sprout and Finn. 

Though she weighs just around 35 pounds right now, she’ll ultimately grow up to weigh about 450 pounds! Within the first three months of her life, the foal will grow to be nearly three quarters of her mature size. 

Cinderella Pony at Walt Disney World Resort

Pixie, the new foal at Tri-Circle-D Ranch, and her mom, Lady. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World

Boasting an already-beautiful white coat, the pony – which is officially a Shetland pony, just like her mom – is only the second Cinderella pony born at Tri-Circle-D Ranch. Her big sister, Lily, was born in 2019. You might’ve spotted her on the latest season of the National Geographic show Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Though Pixie is still quite young, her personality is already shining brightly! Pixie is both very energetic and inquisitive, and she’s been spending a lot of time during her first days at the ranch bonding with her mom Lady. The bond between Pixie and Lady is very tight, as the two often gallop together through the pastures around the ranch.

If you’re headed to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, you just might be able to see the newest Cinderella pony for yourself! Guests can see Pixie and Lady at the Tri-Circle-D Ranch.

What, exactly, is a Cinderella pony? Well, this little newborn will grow up to join the ranks of her fellow Cinderella ponies, all of whom have the special honor of pulling Cinderella’s coach! These special ponies can be spotted during Disney Fairytale Weddings that utilize the coach, or during parades in which the coach makes an appearance.

For more about the animals and horses at Walt Disney World, keep reading:

Our Experience Horseback Trail Riding at Fort Wilderness Resort

 

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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