King Arthur Carrousel Horses > Doubloon
King Arthur Carrousel - Doubloon: Found on the outer ring, Doubloon is decorated with diamond shaped trappings, gold trim and a purple, turquiose and orange color scheme reminiscent of Mardi Gras. Doubloon is named for the traditional coins thrown in New Orleans during the famed Fat Tuesday celebrations.
King Arthur Carrousel - Doubloon: Doubloon is decorated with diamonds and wears a purple, turquiose and orange color scheme familiar to Mardi Gras. Doubloon probably gets his name from traditional treasures thrown during parades celebrating Fat Tuesday in New Orleans.
Doubloon comes from the Spanish doblón or double. The Spanish doubloon was a historic gold coin in the New World. Named because it was worth two escudos (the basic unit of currency), it was heavily traded in the 16th and 17th centuries.
King Arthur Carrousel - Doubloon: Only one of the horses on King Arthur Carrousel has a gold tooth, and that horse is Doubloon - who is usually found in the outer row.
One rumor states that the gold tooth marks Doubloon as Lillian Disney's favorite carousel horse, but the story has never been proven or debunked.
Another theory is that Doubloon was the Dentzel carousel's original lead horse, distinguished from the rest of the menagerie by the gold tooth.