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Video: Disneyland Horses Bill & Bert Celebrate Their Birthdays!

Is there any place more magical to celebrate a birthday than Disneyland? Thankfully, this pair of “the Happiest Horses on Earth,” do not have to go very far to have a magical birthday celebration! Disney Cast Members just created a birthday celebration for two of Disneyland’s horses and the festivities were captured on camera.

Take a look at this adorable celebration for some of Disneyland’s hardest working “Cast Members” in this TikTok from the official Disney Parks account:

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These iconic horses celebrated their milestone occasions at Circle D Ranch, the 5.5 acre-property by Disneyland where the horses live and train for their roles in Disneyland Park. The celebration was complete with cookies that each of the Disneyland horses enjoyed plus some time spent with their favorite human Cast Member friends.

Disneyland horses are no ordinary steeds, with each one being chosen to come to the ranch for their calm personalities and intelligence, as well as their willingness to learn new things and love of being around human coworkers.

Disneyland Horses

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While this was a day for celebrating Bill and Bert’s birthdays, much of the time the horses spend at Circle D Ranch is spent preparing for their roles on Main Street U.S.A. The initial training process takes each horse about six months from the time they arrive to the time they are fully ready to head on stage in front of Guests.

Early training exercises for the horses focus on the basics, like building a trusting relationship with humans, but for the entirety of their time at the ranch each horse will continue to work with Disney Cast Members to gain an enhanced skill set in strength and coordination as well as an understanding of vocal commands.

Disneyland Horses

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Disneyland’s equine Cast Members are a memorable part of the park experience for Guests, and we at Disney Fanatic join in wishing Bill and Bert a happy birthday!

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."