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PHOTOS: The Sword in the Stone Removed Ahead of King Arthur Carrousel Refurbishment at Disneyland

Earlier today while wandering around Fantasyland, we noticed a certain well-known sword was missing from its usual place outside of King Arthur Carrousel. Could Arthur have pulled Excalibur out? Or is there more to the story?

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Last month, we reported on King Arthur Carrousel’s upcoming lengthy refurbishment, which is estimated to take place January 21 until May 21. With such a long closure, we can only imagine it’s getting quite the update. But the details are still under wraps.

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The first thing to go for the refurbishment seems to be the Sword in the Stone.

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The stone now sits swordless with a piece of duct tape covering the gap where Excalibur once sat.

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For those wondering, this is quite heavy-duty tape.

sword in the stone

With the closure just over a week away, WDW News Today will be sure to update you on any and all news regarding King Arthur Carrousel and the missing sword.

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  1. I was at Disneyland last Wednesday and watched a very burly man break the sword! At first it seemed as if he had pulled it out, but a cast quickly came over bc he had in fact broken it. So… that’s what happened to the sword.

  2. The sword is not removed for refurbishment. My friend Sam broke it last week on the 8th when we went to Disneyland. He literally ripped it out. The staff said that it was really old and that’s why he was able to do so. It was his first time at Disney and he’s a pretty buff dude, I told him if he pulled it out he’d win a prize and he just used brute force I guess lol. It was broken and jagged. The staff said they taped it off so no one would stick their fingers in and cut it on the broken piece left inside.

    1. So he broke it and did not actually pull it out I am told. If that is correct then why give him the name king of fantasyland?

  3. Isn’t it interesting it is called King Arthur’s Carousel but it tells the story of sleeping beauty?

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