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Disney World Sword in the Stone Hidden Gem

How many times have you passed by the Disney World Sword in the Stone monument in Magic Kingdom and not stopped to see it up close? This unassuming monument is actually a Disney hidden gem as it contains some magical Disney powers.

Unfamiliar with the Sword in the Stone? This classic Disney animated film is a favorite for many reasons, but mostly because the overall moral of the story is how appearances can be deceiving.

Sword in the Stone Movie

In the 1963 Disney film, it is revealed that only someone with honor, decency and inner strength can pull out the enchanted sword that lies locked in a massive stone.

While many brave knights tried, it is only a young apprentice, known as Wart, that is successful.

Part of the reason Sword in the Stone is so iconic is that it was the last animated film to be released during Walt Disney’s lifetime.

Disney World Sword in the Stone at Magic Kingdom

Disney World Sword in the Stone Monument

When you first look at the monument, the sword appears to be encased in an anvil.

But, if you read the plaque on the front, you will find out that it is possible to remove the sword.

Sword in the Stone Plaque in Magic Kingdom

Whoso Pullath out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise ruler born of England.

King Arthur

If you are able to release the sword from the stone, you can claim to be the Hero of Fantasyland!

Who wouldn’t want this honor?

While at the monument, we each tried with all our might to release the sword from the stone, but it wasn’t meant to be.

Sword in the Stone at Magic Kingdom

Can you pull the sword from the stone at Disney World?

Yes, you certainly can pull the sword from the stone.

Don’t believe me? Check out what happens if you pull the sword out of the stone at Disney World:

Sword in the Stone

Where is the Disney World Sword in the Stone Located?

If take time to walk around Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom, you will stumble upon the Disney World Sword in the Stone monument near Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel, just behind Cinderella Castle.

If you happen upon the Royal Majesty Makers in Fantasyland, they sometimes perform a show and choose a child to pull the sword from the stone*

*The sword in the stone doesn’t fully come out but is able to be lifted up about 6-10 inches.

Be sure to check out the Disney World Sword in the Stone next time you are in Magic Kingdom!

Have you tried and been successful in removing the sword?

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Charlie Clarkson

Tuesday 25th of October 2022

Amazing tips! I will hopefully see them and pull the sword out

J Murphy

Thursday 6th of October 2022

We were at Disney with a bunch of friends. We stopped and watched several people trying to lift the sword out. Nobody could do it. While we watched and were talking about it a woman said it can be lifted. We all said no way we have watched all day long and nobody has done it. People were struggling as we talked about it and still nobody did it. She then said no my husband said he saw a girl do it once. So she asked him and he laughed and said yes I saw a little girl lift it once. So we all laughed and the woman said to her husband, “you are not going to tell me when we get back to the room that you were kidding are you. He laughed and said no I’m being serious. I looked it up online and saw this article. I start saying “oh they let a kid lift it every now and then after a show. It has to be after a show” So we all turn and my 7 year old son walks up and has his hands on the sword. My friend laughs and says wait nobody is going to take a picture of this? I start laughing and said I know right. My son pulls it and it comes out. He’s smiling. I was stunned and was like oh my god. Wait a minute. Don’t let go!!!!’ I got a quick video and pictures. Everyone was screaming and going bezerk. It was awesome. Made my entire vacation.

Leah Trites

Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

I pulled the sward in the Stone back in the 90 s it was cool I'm a woman though

Steven Schmidt

Monday 13th of June 2022

@Leah Trites, well, you’re still Disney royalty now :)

Chris Bliss

Tuesday 7th of September 2021

When i was but a child I pulled the sword out of the stone and was deemed a hero and now I have a child soI tell her that she is A Disney noble, thank you for the memories and thank you for the experience!

Michael Horos

Thursday 26th of September 2019

On June 23rd, 2018. My daughter Melissa Ortega celebrated her 50th birthday at Disney world. Just for fun she tried to pull the sword. We all tried. Her pull worked and we have pictures. No one else was around as we had an early pass.


Saturday 5th of October 2019

That is wonderful! What a special way to celebrate a birthday!

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