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King Arthur Carrousel

A happy boy rides a majestic horse on King Arthur Carrousel

Disneyland Park


Guests Can Be

Any Height

Age Interest

Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens

Thrill Level

Slow Rides, Spinning, Loud

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  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV


1955 Original Ride

Guest Policies

  • Guests may remain in their wheelchair or Electric Conveyance Vehicle to experience this attraction.
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the entrance to the left of the standard queue.
  • Supervise children at all times.
    Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.

Spin around, up and down to joyous music atop a regal steed at this classic attraction inspired by the Knights of the Round Table.

Wide shot of King Arthur Carrousel in Fantasyland at Disneyland Park

Ride Like a Prince or Princess

Climb aboard an ornate horse and gallop through a whirling backdrop of color and sound.

Make your way beneath a vibrant medieval tent within the Castle Courtyard and select one of 68 wood-carved white horses—or one intricately carved chariot. Accented in soft pastel and jewel tones, each magnificent steed is posed in a fanciful leaping position. Once chosen, mount your charger and prepare yourself for a royal ride as if you were a part of King Arthur’s royal army.

Test Your Horsemanship
As a classic Disney tune echoes to the sounds of an old-fashioned fairground organ, parade up and down in a gentle counter-clockwise direction atop your majestic horse. Spin around and around and feel a cool breeze brush across your face as you view a menagerie of classic Fantasyland attractions in the not-too-far-off distance—including Sleeping Beauty Castle and Pinocchio’s Daring Journey .

Command your prancing horse as the prince or princess of your very own fairytale by day or embark on a journey at night, basking in the enchanting glow of 3,328 shimmering lights.

A Fairytale Come To Life
During your whimsical journey, relive the classic Disney animated film Sleeping Beauty through a series of 9 illustriously hand-painted vignettes on the inner rounding board above the horses.

A mother stands next to her smiling son who sits on a King Arthur Carrousel horse

Re-imagining a Classic

One of the original Opening Day attractions at Disneyland in 1955, King Arthur Carrousel and most of its horses date back more than 90 years.

This magical masterpiece was handcrafted by the Dentzel Carousel Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and eventually found its way to Sunnyside Beach Park in Toronto, Canada in 1922. When Walt Disney first purchased the revolving menagerie from this location, it featured horses, giraffes, deer and other animals. Walt wanted everyone to ride a galloping horse like King Arthur, so additional antique horses were located and incorporated into the renovation.

The impressive fleet of King Arthur Carrousel horses and horses and horses

Inspiring Disneyland

Watching his daughters ride the merry-go-round at Griffith Park in Los Angeles inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyland Park. Later, when Walt began turning his ideas of constructing a theme park into a reality, this beloved park ride became the cornerstone of his future design—and has remained that way ever since.

Fireworks light up the night sky above Cinderella Castle at the tip of Main Street, USA which is decorated with illuminated Mickey Mouse lanterns

Know Before You Go

King Arthur Carrousel may close intermittently to accommodate fireworks performances and will reopen approximately 20 to 30 minutes after the show has concluded.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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