My son loves to go to FantasyLand because he is six years old and that land is full of rides geared exactly towards his age. One of his favorites besides the Tea Cup ride is the King Arthur Carrousel. You can't miss the King Arthur Carrousel in the center of FastasyLand. It's one of the original rides from the 1955 opening and was featured in the original Disneyland telecast. It's kept in pristine condition too, no chips in the paint, no dulled jewels and it's always shiny and clean. That's amazing to me given it's age. It's a real antique carrousel from 1922 except it had lots of different animals when Walt bought it, he had them all removed and put in only white horses because that's what King Arthur had. My husband will take my son on the carrousel and my daughter and I walk the baby around FantasyLand for a little while.
The line usually isn't too bad for this attraction, there are 68 horses and that can take a good chunk out of a line of people. A lot of the parents stand next to their child on a horse so the line moves fairly fast. There are lots of little details to notice in line for the rides in FantasyLand, so waiting in line isn't so bad.
Walt Disney was inspired to make put this in Disneyland out of his love for the merry-go-round at Griffith Park. The bench in which he thought up Disneyland is located inside the "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln" building on main street. Although it's a bit boring for the older kids, my younger son still loves to ride this carrousel.
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