Disneyland’s Castle Prepares for its 60th Birthday

Future look of Sleeping Beauty Castle, May 2015.

Future look of Sleeping Beauty Castle, May 2015.

Sleeping Beauty’s Castle closed on January 17, 2015, with a construction wall blocking access to the passageway into Fantasyland.

Not very pretty to look at.

Not very pretty to look at.

January 9, 2015:  walls blocking view put up.

January 9, 2015: Walls blocking castle view were put up.

Moat is drained.

January 17, 2015:  The moat is drained.

Disney drained the moat in front of the castle over that weekend to put in the scaffolding.

February 2, 2105: tarps going up.

February 2, 2105: Tarps going up around the castle.  Pretty pink and white tulips in bloom.

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**Sigh**

The tarps are up around the castle as Disney begins work to transform the castle facade for its bejeweled 60th anniversary look this summer.

Feb 2, 2015:  Moat refilled.

Feb 2, 2015:   The moat is refilled.

In the meantime, Disney is refurbishing the walk-through inside the castle, which is scheduled to reopen March 3rd, well before the wraps come off the castle exterior in late April 2015.

February 4, 2015:  The castle is completely covered.

February 4, 2015: The castle is completely covered.

Feb. 4, 2015:  Artwork added to the panels.

Feb. 4, 2015: Artwork added to the panels.

The 60th anniversary celebration kicks off on May 22, 2015 in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Throwback Thursday:  Disney World Castle, May 1996

It looks like Disney is avoiding the drastic castle makeover that they gave the Cinderella Castle at WDW for its 25th anniversary celebration!

Celebrating WDW's 25th anniversary with the Pink Castle.

Celebrating WDW’s 25th anniversary in 1996 with the Pink Castle.

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