King Arthur Carrousel Overview | Disneyland Attractions

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An iconic merry-go-round attraction continues to delight visitors of all ages with its classic charm and nostalgic appeal.

King Arthur Carrousel Details

Disneyland Resort Park Disneyland Park
Location in Park Fantasyland
Height Restrictions Any Height
Age Interests Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens
Thrill Type Slow Rides, Spinning, Loud
Hours 8 AM to 12 AM
Wait Times Low to Moderate
Lightning Lane No
Accessibility Information Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV

Attraction Overview

King Arthur Carrousel Attraction

King Arthur Carrousel is a vintage-style carousel that features beautifully crafted horses, each one uniquely designed and meticulously hand-painted. The carousel is named after King Arthur, the legendary British king from medieval folklore whose story is intertwined with magical creatures, knights, and epic quests.

The ride’s 68 horses gallop in a counter-clockwise direction, accompanied by organ versions of Disney tunes that play throughout the ride. Each horse on the carousel is unique, with different colors, designs, and decorative details. The carousel also includes a few stationary carriages for those who prefer a less dynamic experience.

One of the most special aspects of King Arthur Carrousel is Jingles, the lead horse. Jingles has been given a special design in honor of Julie Andrews, the actress who played Mary Poppins in the beloved Disney film.


Where to find King Arthur Carrousel at Disneyland

Location & Wait Times

King Arthur Carrousel is located in Fantasyland, right between Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and Snow White’s Enchanted Wish. It’s hard to miss this attraction as its vibrant lights and joyful music create an enchanting atmosphere that draws people in.

As for wait times, they are generally quite manageable. The ride operates continuously, and each rotation takes about two minutes, meaning the line moves fairly quickly. However, during peak park hours or special events, wait times may increase slightly.

Queue Experience

The queue for King Arthur Carrousel, like the ride itself, is steeped in nostalgia. While waiting in line, guests can appreciate the detailed craftsmanship of the carousel and its horses. The queue is outdoors but shaded in many areas, offering a pleasant wait even on sunny days.

Once you reach the front of the line, you have the opportunity to choose your horse. Whether you opt for a gallant steed in mid-gallop or a gentler horse with a slower pace, every choice offers a unique experience.

King Arthur Carrousel is more than just a ride; it’s a piece of Disneyland history. Its timeless appeal and enchanting atmosphere make it a must-visit attraction for any Disneyland visitor.

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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