May 1983 – present
It’s very simple—pull the sword out of the stone, and you are the true king of England. What’s not so simple is actually freeing the sword from the rock! Step up to the stone and test your might, or attend a ceremony hosted by Merlin the Wizard, and watch in amazement as the sword is freed. This spot is also great for taking family photos; it offers a complete view of the castle rear and the center of Fantasyland. Don’t forget to stop by as you hop from dark ride to dark ride, because it’s easy to miss.
- Single Rider Line – no
- Fast Pass – no
- Height Requirement – none
- Duration – N/A
The Sword In The Stone is always a fun stop. Try as you might, you’ll never pull the sword out without the behind-the-scenes cast members releasing it, but it’s funny to try and always makes for great pictures.
MY RATING – ★★★★☆
There isn’t much to this attraction, so for me it’s more of a place to take a photo. But if you get the chance to see Merlin select the king from the crowd, you will actually see the sword pulled from the stone, which is really cool. Make sure you stop by, especially if it’s your first time to the park. Most guests consider pulling the sword a park tradition.
Since it’s more of a photo op than anything else, visit whenever you’re passing by. Be sure to take the photo with the castle behind you, not the carrousel. Your photos will have a prettier backdrop and this angle makes Fantasyland look much bigger.
The Sword In The Stone is the only park attraction that is not included on park maps.
This attraction arrived in 1963, the same year the film was released.