Beloved since Disneyland park’s opening day in 1955, King Arthur Carrousel is the whirling center of Fantasyland, a regal throwback to the days of knights jousting and ladies fair. While Disney has been preparing for the reopening of Disneyland Resort’s theme parks, Walt Disney Imagineering recently completed an extensive refurbishment of this attraction. When open on April 30, you’ll be delighted to discover a brightened version of the carrousel, sparkling with 14k gold leaf accents, vibrant details and bold colors.
Each steed was hand repainted, and more than 30 colors were used. With each horse slightly different from one another, riders both young and young at heart can look forward to finding their perfect mount among the 68 leaping horses. In the video below, Imagineer Kim Irvine describes the magical updates to this classic attraction:
Also welcoming guests back after lengthy refurbishments will be Snow White’s Enchanted Wish, featuring reimagined scenes and updated effects, and The Haunted Mansion, which will have special new touches scattered throughout the attraction.
Keep reading WDWNT and Disneyland News Today as we prepare to return to The Happiest Place on Earth later this month!