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Le Carrousel de Lancelot at Disneyland ParisLast updated by Nick on Friday, June 21, 2013 08:24
Submitted by Nick on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 10:54
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Apr 12, 1992
One of the most straightforward and recognisable attractions at Disneyland Paris, Le Carrousel de Lancelot is a classic merry-go-round ride. It features a total of 86 horses, with 16 of these located on the outer ring and a further located on the inner rings. 2 chariots are also included, to enable guests who are unable to board a horse to enjoy the experience.
Le Carrousel de Lancelot is the largest ride of its type in Europe, and features ornate brasswork and even 24 karat gold leaf in order to ensure that it sparkles in the sunlight. The ride’s cycle is accompanied by classic Disney theme tunes, and lasts for approximately 2 minutes.Review:
While it offers a ride experience that can be found at funfairs all over the world, in typical Disney fashion Le Carrousel de Lancelot takes things just a step further. The sheer size of the attraction and the ornate craftsmanship on show make it almost as much fun to watch as it is to ride (adults and teenagers, though, can give this one a miss).
Given the time that it takes to embark and disembark from the carousel, queues are inevitable. The size of the ride does compensate for this somewhat, but aim to ride early or late in order to minimise the time you spend waiting in line.Top Tip:
If your kids can wait that long, try and ride Le Carrousel de Lancelot in the dark. The stunning lighting on the ride itself and in the surrounding Fantasyland area combine to create an experience they won’t soon forget.
Upcoming refurbishments, rehabs and closures
We are not aware of any scheduled refurbishment periods for Le Carrousel de Lancelot. Do you know of any upcoming "rehabs" that we're missing? If so - please contact us so that we can keep the list up-to-date.