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Sword in the Stone is an attraction at several Disney parks. The attraction is based in the 1963 Disney film The Sword in the Stone.

Summary

The attraction is performed by Merlin, recruiting young ladies and squires throughout the kingdom for a test of strength and courage. Inspired by the myths of young King Arthur, the Sword in the Stone invites Guests and even some Theme Park Characters[2] to try and pull Excalibur—the legendary enchanted sword—from a solid bronze anvil embedded in a great gray boulder, in a test of physical strength. As the legend goes, only someone with honor, decency and inner strength can remove the sword and become the recognized ruler of England, king or queen.

At various times throughout the day, the wizard Merlin—loyal friend and advisor to King Arthur—will magically appear and hold a special ceremony in front of each Disney parks Carousel to see if anyone in the crowd can pull the sword from the stone. Guests may pull the sword out in the performance if told to.

Occasionally, the technicians (dressed all in black and wearing a communication headset) come to test the function of the sword while the park is open and will release the sword.

In addition to the former "Live Show" attraction, park guest may also snag a photo of themselves or others trying to pull the sword out of the stone when the show is not in progress.

Trivia

  • The show in Disneyland remains much the same as when it first started showing when the New Fantasyland debuted in 1983.

References


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Fantasyland
Sleeping Beauty CastleSleeping Beauty Castle WalkthroughAlice in WonderlandCasey Jr. Circus TrainDumbo the Flying ElephantFantasyland Theater (Tale of the Lion King) • It's a Small WorldKing Arthur CarrouselMad Tea PartyMr. Toad's Wild RidePeter Pan's FlightPinocchio's Daring JourneySnow White's Enchanted WishPixie HollowSword in the StoneRoyal HallMatterhorn BobsledsStorybook Land Canal Boats

Seasonal: It's a Small World Holiday

Tomorrowland
Astro OrbitorAutopiaSpace MountainStar Tours: The Adventures ContinueDisneyland Monorail SystemPush the Talking Trash CanBuzz Lightyear Astro BlastersFinding Nemo Submarine Voyage (Reopening in 2022) • Star Wars Launch Bay (Reopening in 2022)

Seasonal: Hyperspace Mountain

New Orleans Square
The Haunted MansionPirates of the Caribbean

Seasonal: Haunted Mansion Holiday

Critter Country
Splash MountainNew Adventures with Princess Tiana (Coming Soon) • The Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohDavy Crockett's Explorer Canoes
Mickey's Toontown (Reopening in 2023)
Gadget's Go Coaster (Reopening in 2023) • Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin (Reopening in 2023) • Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway (Opening in 2023) • Mickey's House and Meet Mickey (Reopening in 2023) • Minnie's House (Reopening in 2023) • Donald's Boat (Reopening in 2023) • Goofy's Playhouse (Reopening in 2023)
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
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Disneyland ForeverMagic Happens (Reopening in 2022) • Fantasmic!Main Street Electrical ParadeMickey's Mix Magic

Seasonal: A Christmas Fantasy ParadeDisney's Celebrate AmericaHalloween ScreamsBelieve... In Holiday MagicFantasy in the Sky: New Year's Eve SpecialVillains Dance Party

Former Attractions and Entertainment
The Walt Disney StorySnow White and Her AdventuresAladdin's OasisSwiss Family TreehouseBig Thunder RanchMike Fink Keel BoatsNature's WonderlandMickey Mouse Club TheaterAutopiaSkywayAriel's GrottoDisney Afternoon Avenue20,000 Leagues Under the SeaRocket Rods Circle-Vision 360° (America the BeautifulWonders of ChinaAmerican Journeys) • Rocket to the MoonThe World Beneath UsHouse of the FutureSubmarine VoyageFlying SaucersAdventure Thru Inner SpaceCarousel of ProgressAmerica SingsInnoventionsSuper Hero HQStar ToursRocket JetsBeauty and the Beast Live on StageThe Magic, the Memories and YouPeopleMoverStarcadeMagic JourneysCaptain EOHoney, I Shrunk the AudienceStar Wars: Path of the JediThe Disney GalleryDisneyland Dream SuitePirates Arcade MuseumCountry Bear PlayhouseToon ParkLight MagicPaint the NightAmerica on ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeAladdin's Royal CaravanThe Lion King CelebrationHercules Victory ParadeMulan ParadeMotor Boat CruiseMickey and the Magical MapViewliner Train of TomorrowSnow White's Scary AdventuresChip 'n' Dale's TreehouseTarzan's Treehouse

Seasonal: Rockin' Space MountainCountry Bear Vacation HoedownCountry Bear Christmas SpecialWalt Disney's Parade of DreamsPixar Play ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeFrightfully Fun ParadeThe Hunchback of Notre Dame Topsy Turvy CavalcadeParade of the StarsMickey's Costume Party CavalcadeBelieve... There's Magic in the StarsFantasy in the SkyImagine... A Fantasy in the SkyMagical: Disney's New Nighttime Spectacular of Magical CelebrationsRemember... Dreams Come TrueTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularJingle CruiseSpace Mountain: Ghost Galaxy

Resorts
Disneyland Hotel


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Former Attractions and Entertainment
Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage • The Enchanted Fireworks • The Hunchback of Notre Dame CarnivalCaptain EOCircle-Vision 360°Davy Crockett's Explorer CanoesDapper DansDisney's FantillusionDisney's ImagiNations ParadeThe Lion King FestivalDisney's Once Upon a Dream ParadeDisney Dreams!Disney Magic on ParadeDisney Toon CircusFantasy in the SkyHoney, I Shrunk the AudienceMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey presents: "Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris"Mulan, La LégendeMulan ParadeHercules HappeningSpace Mountain: Mission 2Tarzan: The EncounterThe TimekeeperThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeWinnie the Pooh and Friends, too!Woody's Roundup VillageStar Wars: Path of the Jedi

Seasonal: Chantons La Reine des NeigesDisney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDisney's Showtime SpectacularDr. Facilier's Carnival-LoweenFollowing the Leader with Peter PanGoofy's Skeletoons Street PartyFrozen Summer Fun!The Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical AdventureLe Voeu de Noël de la Princesse AuroreMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Winter WonderlandMickey and his Magic Halloween NightMickey's Halloween CelebrationLa Parade d'AladdinWishesDisney Christmas Parade


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Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre
Former Attractions and Entertainment
AutopiaBuzz Lightyear Astro BlastersDapper DansDisney in the StarsDisney on ParadeFlights of Fantasy Parade • High School Musical: LIVE! • Jungle Puppet Carnival • Jedi Training: Trials of the TempleLucky the DinosaurMuppet Mobile LabSleeping Beauty CastleSpace MountainStitch EncounterStar Wars: Command Post • The Disneyland Story presenting How Mickey Mouse Came to Hong Kong • The Golden MickeysWe Love Mickey!UFO Zone

Seasonal: A Celebration of CocoA Magical Frozen Snowfall • Adventureland Oasis Party • Alien InvasionCaptain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Boot CampDemon JungleDisney Friends Springtime ProcessionalDisney Music Program“Frozen” Festival Show“Frozen” VillageGlow in the Park Halloween ParadeGraves AcademyHorrors of the AmazonInferno Dance PartyMickey's Halloween Time Street PartyIt's a Small World HolidayJack Skellington’s Villainous GatheringJourney to the Halloween TownJungle River Cruise: Curse of the Emerald TrinityLightning McQueen Live!Main Street Haunted HotelMarvel's Mission: Dimensions of DangerMickey's Halloween Time Street PartyMickey's HouseMickey's WaterWorksNightmare in the SkyPirate TakeoverPirates of the Caribbean Ghost TrailRoyal Christmas BallSanta Mickey's Toy-riffic Street PartyStar Wars: Tomorrowland TakeoverSpace Mountain: Ghost GalaxyStitch's Summer Dance BashStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseThe Nightmare ExperimentThe Revenge of the Headless Horseman • Tinker Bell Castle Illumination • Tomorrowland Party ZoneTurtle Talk with CrushVillains Night Out!


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Mickey Avenue
Shanghai Disneyland Band • Mickey's Film Festival • Walt Disney Grand Theatre (Mickey's Storybook Adventure)
Gardens of Imagination
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Fantasyland
Alice in Wonderland MazeBai Ling StorytimeEnchanted Storybook CastleFantasy FestivalEvergreen PlayhouseFrozen: A Sing-Along CelebrationHunny Pot SpinOnce Upon a Time AdventurePeter Pan's FlightSeven Dwarfs Mine TrainStorybook CourtSword in the StoneThe Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohVoyage to the Crystal Grotto
Adventure Isle
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Tomorrowland
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Disney·Pixar Toy Story Land
Rex's RacersSlinky Dog SpinWoody's Round-Up
Current Entertainment
Mickey's Storybook ExpressBeauty and the Beast (musical)ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration

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Other Attractions
Disneytown
Former Attractions and Entertainment
Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightThe Lion King (musical)Star Wars Launch BayTarzan: Call of the JungleDisney Color-Fest: A Street Party!

Seasonal: Guardians of the Galaxy: Dance Off

Upcoming
City of Zootopia (Opening in 2023)


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Media
Films: The Sword in the StoneLive action filmMerlinVideo

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Disney Parks
King Arthur CarrouselLe Pays des Contes de FéesPLAY!Sorcerers of the Magic KingdomSword in the Stone

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveMickey's Magical Celebration
Parade: Magic Happens
Fireworks: Wonderful World of Animation
Restaurants: Merlin's Magic Recipe
Shops: Merlin's Magic PortraitsMerlin l'Enchanteur

Characters
MerlinArthurArchimedesMadam MimSir EctorSir KaySir PellinoreScullery MaidSir BartWolfGirl SquirrelGranny SquirrelMerlin's sugar bowl
Songs
The Sword in the StoneHigitus FigitusThat's What Makes the World Go RoundMost Befuddling ThingMad Madame MimBlue Oak TreeThe Magic Key
See also
Merlin's CottageMadam Mim's CottageSword in the Stone
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