Sleeping Beauty’s Castle closed on January 17, 2015, with a construction wall blocking access to the passageway into Fantasyland.
Disney drained the moat in front of the castle over that weekend to put in the scaffolding.
The tarps are up around the castle as Disney begins work to transform the castle facade for its bejeweled 60th anniversary look this summer.
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.
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!
We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.
We included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.