ORWEN: So us Cauldron girls braved the heat and humidity and flew from Morva to the Magic Kingdom on Sunday, 7/22/12, and while visiting our character friends in Fantasyland, all 3 of us were shocked to suddenly hear a familiar song being played by some Fantasyland minstrels.
ORDDU: The song we heard was 'That's What Makes the World Go 'Round'--from The Sword in the Stone. This is the same song that was always played during the former Sword in the Stone Ceremony, which we miss so much.
ORWEN: So when we heard the baritone horn that was playing this song, we almost knocked down several guests as we all went running toward the front of the carrousel.
ORGOCH: Speak fer yerself, sister! I didn't knock NOBODY down. Ya did that on yer own!
ORDDDU: When we got to the famous sword stuck deep into a stone and anvil, we expected to see Merlin. To our surprise, we only saw four musicians playing the familiar song as a little boy was allowed to pull the sword up from the anvil--just like this had been done in previous ceremonies. But we didn't understand why Merlin was absent.
ORWEN: So we asked a cast member who was there, too, where Merlin was. She said he was still away and not part of this newly revived ceremony. We told her this didn't make sense. How could you have the Sword in the Stone ceremony brought back without Merlin???
ORDDU: She agreed that it didn't make sense so we pressed her, further, to find out if this might mean Merlin would return to the ceremony at some future point. She replied that she really didn't know for certain but, for now, it doesn't seem as though Merlin will be back.
ORWEN: But I wouldn't be surprised if this was some sort of test to see if the former ceremony WITH Merlin might come back. After all, we had heard a rumor some months back that Merlin might make a return to the Magic Kingdom in some form. Just keep your broomsticks crossed for Merlin's return, ducklings!
ORGOCH: An' be sure ta keep yer fingers crossed that my two looney sisters don't mow ya down like blades a grass if'n he does!!!