King Arthur Carrousel

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King Arthur Carrousel
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King Arthur Carrousel

King Arthur Carrousel is an authentic antique carrousel featuring 68 prancing white horses. The ride recreates the great charge of the legendary Knights of the Round Table and their brave leader, King Arthur of Camelot.

The Carrousel

King Arthur Carrousel is a handcrafted Dentzel carrousel built in Philadelphia in 1922. When Walt Disney first purchased the carrousel from Sunnyside Beach Park in Toronto, 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. Many of the other animals were relocated to Casey Jr. Circus Train.

Canopy

The canopy is designed to evoke a royal crown. Trimmed with 3,328 sparkling lights and ornate filigree, 9 hand-painted vignettes from Sleeping Beauty were added to connect the carrousel to the nearby Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Inspiration for Disneyland Park

Disneyland Railroad and King Arthur Carrousel are key to the creation of Disneyland Park. Two of Walt Disney's original inspirations were his love of model trains and the merry-go-round at Griffith Park — which Walt would visit regularly with his 2 young daughters.

Guest Policies

  • Supervise children at all times. Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
  • 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.

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Today's Park Hours:

Thursday, March 30, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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