The Sword in the Stone ceremony, previously hosted by MERLIN and now the ROYAL MAJESTY MAKERS happens multiple times daily in the Magic Kingdom in front of the Fantasyland Carousel. It’s great entertainment and very special for one lucky little one.
The Sword in the Stone ceremony is held on the castle side of the King Arthur Carrousel, where, coincidentally, there is a rather large anvil with a rather large sword embedded in it. The Royal Majesty Makers appears several times a day to announce that the Realm is having a leadership crisis, and is in need of a new Ruler, and “Who so pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise ruler born of England”… or at least Ruler of the Realm for the next hour or so.
But can someone be found who has the requisite courage and strength to be the new Ruler? The Royal Majesty Makers selects several young volunteers who attempt to pull the sword from the stone. Typically a rather burly man will be the first selected, and will fail miserably, only to be shown up by a 5-year-old. 🙂
The triumphant volunteer is proclaimed “Ruler of the Realm”, with all of the privileges and responsibilities that go with it. OK, so really they receive a “Sword in the Stone” medal and a certificate acknowledging their accomplishment in pulling the sword from the stone.