UPDATE: Guest Actually Removed The Sword in the Stone at Disneyland, Excalibur Now Restored

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UPDATE: Guest Actually Removed The Sword in the Stone at Disneyland, Excalibur Now Restored

Iain

UPDATE: Guest Actually Removed The Sword in the Stone at Disneyland, Excalibur Now Restored

Just a few days ago, we reported on Excalibur missing from the stone in front of King Arthur Carrousel in Disneyland. Though at first, it seemed to be connected to the upcoming refurbishment, some updates have brought to light a whole different story.

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Today, we were surprised to see that the sword had returned to its rightful place in Fantasyland. On top of a shiny, freshly polished anvil, might we add.

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So if the sword wasn’t removed for the refurbishment, what happened to it? Luckily, we had some eyewitnesses to the event that caused the removal of the iconic sword:

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So apparently it wasn’t Disney’s doing at all, just a committed and excited first-timer. The “1st Visit” button clearly wasn’t enough, he needed to have Excalibur to prove he went to Disneyland. Unfortunately, some broken pieces of the sword were left inside the stone. With its replacement, we can only imagine they too have been removed.

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He came, he saw, he pulled the sword from the stone.

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Thankfully, the sword was not missing for long, and if anything, it forced Disney to give the display a slight revamp with a buffed anvil and hilt.

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Despite the sword returning, the King Arthur Carrousel is still scheduled to close for a four-month refurbishment on January 21st. We at WDW News Today will be sure to keep you updated on any and all news concerning the closure.

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31 thoughts on “UPDATE: Guest Actually Removed The Sword in the Stone at Disneyland, Excalibur Now Restored”

    • My son pulled the sword out…mabe about 8 yrs old or so. He got a certificate that made him king of Disneyland for a day. Also got a pin. All employees bowed & called him your majesty!

  1. Way back in the day, Disneyland would hold regular ceremonies where they’d pick abyff guy from the crowd who couldn’t pull it out (it was locked in place). Then, Merlin would pick out a child from the crowd, and the sword would unlock so the child could pull it out. They’d give you a certificate and a Polaroid photo of you with Merlin and you’d be “King for the day.” For a while, they gave out a medal too.

    • I worked in fantasyland in WDW and was put in charge of a magical moment task for the sword. It’s just a normal garage door opener that we press if we like the person.

    • this happened to me, I had to stand there in a “manly” pose while a 8 year old girl pulled the sword out and merlin made fun of me. It was really fun.

    • Yup I have one of those medals. They used to get you front of the line privileges but that was before even my time.

    • Thank you Karina. I thought I was going crazy or believing in the old rumor that people were perpetuating. I remember something about that ceremony from when I was a kid. But your details are much better than I remember. By the way, I was there on the 11th and took a picture of the duct tape covering the hole where the store used to be.

  2. All hail our new king, who has fulfilled the prophecy and pulled the sword from the stone! Where is he, that we might swear fealty to him?

  3. A friend of my daughter’s pulled the sword out. He got a special poster and got to be in the parade. That would have been nearly 30 years ago, and he was around 7 at the time.

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