King Arthur Carrousel Fantasyland Disneyland
On this beautiful classic carrousel, all of the horses go up and down. The carrousel revolves to the music of a calliope playing classic Disney songs.
King Arthur Carrousel is located in the center of Fantasyland — its lights are visible from Main Street through Sleeping Beauty Castle.
The queue forms a circle around the outside of the carrousel, and much of it is shaded by the carrousel itself.
There are 68 unique horses and four stationary “chariot” benches.
The ride is about 2 minutes long — the carrousel revolves 8 times.
There is no height requirement, and although there are belts to help secure riders to their horses, smaller children should be held on by an adult.
Wheelchair and ECV users enter through the regular queue, then proceed up a special ramp onto the carrousel.
The closest restrooms are located next to the Red Rose Taverne, along the exit to Frontierland.
This is a fun ride for the young and the young at heart.
The Red Rose Taverne restaurant serves burgers, sandwiches and flatbreads.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – Prince and Princess makeovers as well as with Princess clothing, dolls, toys and accessories.
Mad Hatter sells a variety of character hats, including Mickey ears and Peter Pan hats with personalized embroidery.
Stromboli’s Wagon – This cart offers candy, snacks, and other small souvenirs.
King Arthur Carrousel is an original Disneyland attraction and opened in July 1955. The carrousel was purchased from an amusement park in Canada, dismantled, and shipped to California where it was extensively madeover.
The carrousel reopened in March 2003 after an extensive one-year rehab in which it received a new motor, canopy, and paint job.
All of the horses are unique, and are repainted every two years.
Many of the horses have names. Jingles is often considered the lead horse. She was painted gold for Disneyland’s 50th anniversary celebration, and in 2008 was dedicated to Julie Andrews, and painted with her initials, “JA”, as well as Mary Poppins’ boots and umbrella. Other named horses are Avanti, Dante, Daisy, Flash, and King.
The horses were originally of all different colors, but they were all repainted white in 1975.
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