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King Arthur Carrousel

A happy boy rides a majestic horse on King Arthur Carrousel

Disneyland Park

Fantasyland

Guests Can Be

Any Height

Age Interest

Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens

Thrill Level

Slow Rides, Spinning, Loud

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Accessibility

  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Interests

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.

Sit astride a regal steed at this classic attraction and gently “gallop” through a whirling backdrop of color and sound.

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

History Behind the Horses

One of the original opening day attractions at Disneyland Park 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. He 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

The Carousel That Started It All

Watching his daughters ride the merry-go-round at Griffith Park in Los Angeles inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyland Park.

When Walt began turning his dream of constructing a theme park into a reality, this beloved attraction became the cornerstone of the design.

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.

Hours

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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