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

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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.

sword in the stone

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.

sword in the stone

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.

sword in the stone

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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Jilly, a native New Yorker has been visiting the parks since before the tender age of 1 and is happy to finally call Orlando her home. When she's not on Sunset Boulevard professing her love to Evie Starlight you can probably find her in line for Popcorn. The only thing she loves more than the mouse himself is her pup, Macoco.

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beefcake
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beefcake

Maybe Brian Shaw or Eddie Hall will be next?

Shawn
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Shawn

So wait, we have a new king of England now? Where do they stand on the whole Harry & Meghan thing?

Blaine Merriett
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Blaine Merriett

but did he win anything. i mean he did pull it from the stone. right?

Kelly Kimbel
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Kelly Kimbel

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!

Karina
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Karina

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.

Theking09@gmail.com
Guest

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.

ADam
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ADam

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.

Pbutter
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Pbutter

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

Eric Ruiz
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Eric Ruiz

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.

Jenny
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Jenny

They do this at Disney World still and the person that pulls it becomes King of the day.

Tom Corless
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Tom Corless

No, Royal Majesty Makers was cut a few months ago.

James Harper
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James Harper

So, is he the new king now?

Evan
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Evan

Sounds like we have a new king

Wek
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Wek

Nope. He’s already in the White House.

Blake
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Blake

Should have left the patina on it.

Tberry
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Tberry

Is it The Sword in the Stone or the sword in the Anvil

dave
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dave

right i never heard of “the sword in the anvil”, so what the heck is this?

Matt
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Matt

It has always been an anvil sitting on a stone. Always. Including original lore.

E.
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E.

it’s not hard to pull out if you know where the switch is.
I do.

Wheretheprizeat
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Wheretheprizeat

He didn’t click a switch, he broke it.

cid404
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cid404

Oh, king, eh, very nice. And ‘ow’d you get that, eh?

Calciferboheme
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Calciferboheme

Well I didn’t vote for you.

Christopher
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Christopher

All hail King Sam! Who is he? When do we have a crowning?

Moq
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Moq

That guy should try lifting Thor’s hammer next

Eilonwy
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Eilonwy

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?

Boogie Down
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Boogie Down

What is thy bidding my mastah?!

DeniseB
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DeniseB

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.

Nicole A
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Nicole A

The guy who ripped the sword out of the stone was my boyfriend Sam! We were super bummed that we didn’t get a picture of him with it. :( If someone has one I would really appreciate it if you would email it to me !! [email protected]

Tom
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Tom

Because it didn’t actually happen.

Wheretheprizeat
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Wheretheprizeat

This Sam guy deserves a free Disney pass or family four pack or something

Hawkeye
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Hawkeye

Never heard of the sword and anvil could be a new sequel