Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens
Slow Rides, Spinning, Loud
1955 Original Ride
Sit astride a regal steed at this classic attraction and gently “gallop” through a whirling backdrop of color and sound.
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.
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.
King Arthur Carrousel may close intermittently to accommodate fireworks performances.