‘Burly’ Disneyland guest BREAKS Excalibur while trying to pull the sword from the stone at iconic attraction on his first trip to the park
- Disneyland’s Excalibur sword was pulled from the Sword in the Stone in Anaheim, California
- Excalibur was removed by a ‘burly’ and ‘buff’ guy named Sam on January 8
- Originally, the missing sword was said to be undergoing refurbishments along with King Arthur’s Carrousel in Fantasyland
- Disney shared their shocked and amazed reactions on Twitter
- Excalibur is repaired and has been replaced in the Sword in the Stone attraction
A ‘burly Disneyland park guest showed off his strength and shocked Disney enthusiasts when he pulled the legendary Excalibur from the Sword in the Stone.
A man known only as Sam was able to extract the notoriously tough Excalibur sword from the anvil in Fantasyland on January 8, Disneyland cast members told The OCR.
But it wasn’t as graceful as in the film, and the sword was left ‘broken and jagged’ after Sam yanked it out, according to one witness.
It was initially reported that the Exaclibur was undergoing refurbishment amid similar renovations at King Arthur’s Carrousel, but an eye witness revealed the strongman is responsible for breaking the sword.
‘He literally ripped it out. The staff said that it was really old and that’s why he was able to do so,’ an person told WDW News Today.
Sam, a park guest at Disneyland, pulled the notoriously tough Excalibur from the Sword in the Stone attraction on January 8
‘It was his first time at Disneyland and he’s a pretty buff dude. I told him if he pulled it out he’d win a prize and he just used brute force, I guess,’ he added.
Photos of the Sword in the Stone attraction on January 12 show Excalibur missing from the anvil and layers of black duct tape placed over the empty hole.
Disneyland cast members tapped over the Excalibur’s empty hole after Sam reportedly broke the sword during his attempt
Luckily, another eye witness shared that a Disneyland cast member rushed over once they realized Excalibur had been removed.
‘At first it seemed as if he had pulled it out, but a (cast member) quickly came over (because) he had in fact broken it,’ they said.
At the California park, Merlin the Magician used to host a show where guests can attempt to remove Excalibur but the ceremony hasn’t been done for a decade.
It was initially reported that Excalibur was undergoing refurbishment as part of King Arthur’s Carrousel’s repairs
The sword was returned to its rightful spot the following day and yet to be freed since.
Disney enthusiasts went to Twitter to express their shock and wonderment at the massive feat.
‘Shoutout to whoever pulled the sword in the stone out at Disneyland…ur the true king,’ one man wrote.
Disneyland guests were shocked by the accomplishment, with one person calling Sam ‘the true king’
Other’s recalled seeing Sam pull the sword out and suggested he was Excalibur’s ‘choose one’
One user said: ‘I’ve witnessed some guy pulling the sword from the stone at Disneyland. No joke. They blocked people from going anywhere near it. That’s crazy. How strong is that guy?’
‘He is the chosen one,’no person said.
The Disneyland Excalibur pays homage to the 1963 animated movie, The Sword in the Stone.
It’s unclear if the attraction will still be available when King Arthur’s Carrousel begins repairs.