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