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Old 03-24-2013, 12:16 PM   #1771
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Going back to the horse and carriage ride. I really would like to book one but was wondering if anyone knows of or where to find information about the horses and how they're kept/treated. Hubby said it depends on this. He will not partake in anything were he believes animals are being mistreated. For example we have never been on a horse and carriage ride in NYC because of the stories of mistreated horses. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:48 PM   #1772
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Going back to the horse and carriage ride. I really would like to book one but was wondering if anyone knows of or where to find information about the horses and how they're kept/treated. Hubby said it depends on this. He will not partake in anything were he believes animals are being mistreated. For example we have never been on a horse and carriage ride in NYC because of the stories of mistreated horses. Thanks in advance.
From what i have read.. Disney has been known for treating animal EXTREMELY well.. Much better the most zoo and other animal related venues..


In animal kingdom one of the animal handlers came out and was talking to us on our last trip..
She explained to us that animals at disney are treated like VIPs!
She elaborated on the enrichment program they have.. By rewarding the animals with treats hidden in secret areas..
This way the animal gets a treat, and the guests get to see the animals, They NEVER force the animals to do something they don't want to..
Other then vet checks, or if they feel an animal is unwell...

I'm sure disney has rules and guideline in place for all its animals.... And I'm sure the horses are given their cut (in carrots) ;-) at the end of the day..
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:07 PM   #1773
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We are staying at POR at the end of April...can anyone tell me if any type of floatie or life jackets are available for young children at the pools? Thank you.
Life jackets in different sizes are available for sign out at the marina window. You can sign out for your entire stay and keep the jackets at your room. There is obviously a charge if they are not returned at the end of your stay.
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Here is the pic of the carriage we had in August.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:49 PM   #1775
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Going back to the horse and carriage ride. I really would like to book one but was wondering if anyone knows of or where to find information about the horses and how they're kept/treated. Hubby said it depends on this. He will not partake in anything were he believes animals are being mistreated. For example we have never been on a horse and carriage ride in NYC because of the stories of mistreated horses. Thanks in advance.
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From what i have read.. Disney has been known for treating animal EXTREMELY well.. Much better the most zoo and other animal related venues..


In animal kingdom one of the animal handlers came out and was talking to us on our last trip..
She explained to us that animals at disney are treated like VIPs!
She elaborated on the enrichment program they have.. By rewarding the animals with treats hidden in secret areas..
This way the animal gets a treat, and the guests get to see the animals, They NEVER force the animals to do something they don't want to..
Other then vet checks, or if they feel an animal is unwell...

I'm sure disney has rules and guideline in place for all its animals.... And I'm sure the horses are given their cut (in carrots) ;-) at the end of the day..
The carriage rides are operated by Disney's Animal Programs division, which oversees all animals on property. Yes, they are treated very well indeed. In fact, they make sure the horses don't do the same thing all the time, so they don't get bored.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:53 PM   #1776
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Do you have to book in advance. If we will be there May 18-29 what is the likelihood we could just walk up and have availability to take a carriage ride?
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:21 PM   #1777
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Do you have to book in advance. If we will be there May 18-29 what is the likelihood we could just walk up and have availability to take a carriage ride?
Quoted from http://portorleans.org/recreation.php:

"•Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days in advance on 1-407-WDW-PLAY (1-407-939-7529). A credit card is required to confirm but this will only be charged for no-shows or cancellations at less than 24-hours notice.
•Guests wishing to check on same-day availability may call 1-407-824-2832, and walk-up guests will be accepted at the departure location if there is no pre-booked reservation for that time slot."
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:00 PM   #1778
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:43 PM   #1779
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From what i have read.. Disney has been known for treating animal EXTREMELY well.. Much better the most zoo and other animal related venues..


In animal kingdom one of the animal handlers came out and was talking to us on our last trip..
She explained to us that animals at disney are treated like VIPs!
She elaborated on the enrichment program they have.. By rewarding the animals with treats hidden in secret areas..
This way the animal gets a treat, and the guests get to see the animals, They NEVER force the animals to do something they don't want to..
Other then vet checks, or if they feel an animal is unwell...

I'm sure disney has rules and guideline in place for all its animals.... And I'm sure the horses are given their cut (in carrots) ;-) at the end of the day..
I have to agree with this.. having taken the AK Backstage tour and the Dolphins in Depth tour, Disney treats it's animals with the utmost care.

For example, when training the dolphins, there's 3 levels of rewards. In dinner terms, it would be appetizer, main course, and dessert. All are positive rewards, but main course is better than appetizer and dessert is best of all.

If the dolphin doesn't want to do something/or gets an exercise wrong, they get an appetizer. If they don't want to do it, they're not forced to do it. However, normally, they'll want to try again because if they get it right, they get the main course. If they get it right on the first try, they get the dessert. Everything is positive reinforcement, never negative.

I also love the story about WDW using Doves. They stopped using doves in all of their shows/parades/etc because the hawks nearby learned when the doves would be released and knew when to feed. Disney stopped using doves to save their lives.
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Riverside to Animal Kingdom Lodge??? Bus available? Best way when using Disney transportation? Thanks.
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Riverside to Animal Kingdom Lodge??? Bus available? Best way when using Disney transportation? Thanks.
No direct buses from resort to resort. You can take a bus or water taxi to Downtown Disney from Riverside and catch a bus to AKL from there. It would be quicker to get a cab. Prices are pretty reasonable.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:18 PM   #1782
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The carriage ride wasn't $45 per person, must be a typo.
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You are incorrect, it is a total of $45 plus tip for the trip, not per person. The Carriage ride won't cost you $180.
The cost is $45 including tax for the 25-minute ride and the carriage can hold up to four adults, or three adults and two small children (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). You should arrive at the marina area no later than 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time and wait for the carriage to collect you. The service may be cancelled in cases of inclement weather.
I knew I wasn't crazy. Look at this link. Roll your mouse over the little blue "i" next to the price $45. This is the official Disney web site.

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/re...arriage-rides/
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Quoted from http://portorleans.org/recreation.php:

"•Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days in advance on 1-407-WDW-PLAY (1-407-939-7529). A credit card is required to confirm but this will only be charged for no-shows or cancellations at less than 24-hours notice.
•Guests wishing to check on same-day availability may call 1-407-824-2832, and walk-up guests will be accepted at the departure location if there is no pre-booked reservation for that time slot."
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I knew I wasn't crazy. Look at this link. Roll your mouse over the little blue "i" next to the price $45. This is the official Disney web site.

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/re...arriage-rides/
I just looked and you are right. Every site I have seen says its $45 for the ride regardless of how many ( up to 4). So I am assuming the Disney site is wrong.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:06 PM   #1785
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But, if you take a closer look, it's $45 PER PERSON!!!
Erm, how do you work that out from:
The cost is $45 including tax for the 25-minute ride and the carriage can hold up to four adults, or three adults and two small children (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).
To clarify (which I didn't think needed doing) it is $45 per carriage ride, not per person.

Edit: Just seen your later message. I can't currently get to that page on the WDW website at moment (or indeed any of the pages on the US site at all) as the international forced-redirect is totally messed up and they don't seem terribly interested in fixing it just now. However it wouldn't be the first time that something was wrong on the Disney site; I've been saying for many years that the Colonel's Cotton Mill nomenclature went away along with Dixie Landings in 2001, but even according to the new website, when I could see it, the main building is still called that.

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Going back to the horse and carriage ride. I really would like to book one but was wondering if anyone knows of or where to find information about the horses and how they're kept/treated.
As has already been said, Disney treats their animals very well. The horses only work during the cooler times of the day (around 6pm-9pm at POR) and they even get a half-hour break in the middle of that slot. The route is a very gentle amble for a horse of that size, and the drivers appear to care a great deal for their charges. I wouldn't worry about any New York style mistreatment.

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