When the Cinderella Castle at Disney World was Bright Pink!

We thought this change was wonderful!
We thought this bold castle color change was wonderful…but a lot of guests hated it!

We went on a family trip to Disney World in November 1996 to see the “Pink Birthday Cake Castle” unveiled for Disney World’s 25th anniversary celebration a few weeks earlier.

We were not disappointed!!  It was BRIGHT PINK!

Many guests HATED it, but we LOVED it!!!

At WDW for the 25 Anniversary celebration - in the of the Pink Castle.
November 1996:  At Disney World for the 25th Anniversary celebration – sitting in front of the “Pink Castle”.  We loved it! ❤
Waiting for the 3 o'clock parade.
Waiting for the 3 o’clock parade to start.
Magic Kingdom marching band.
Caroline and the Lion King float. 20 years later, she would be working for Disney Parks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
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Genie on Main Street USA in the 3 o’clock parade
All those candles were inflatables and would sway in the breeze.
I took this photo of a close-up of the decoration details.<3
The whole Castle wasn’t painted…this is the view from the backside in Fantasyland.
It really dazzled the eye!
It was the most beautiful shade of pink.
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So pretty in the morning sunlight!

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Front of the Pink Castle
We saved the MK park map from our trip!
We saved the MK park map from our trip! Nov. 1996
Sold at McDonald's for $1.
Disney drinking glasses celebrating the 25th anniversary of WDW. Sold at McDonald’s for just $1.  We wish we had bought more than just one!
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December 2019:  The Cinderella Castle Dream Lights are on.  Make it pink!!  🙂
Throwback Thursday: Our mom at the Wedding Pavilion next to the Grand Floridian.
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May 1, 2019: Happy 25th anniversary to Disneyland’s ToT!  😉


Interested in some brand new bright pink merchandise???

Take a look at the new Imagination Pink merchandise:

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Imagination Pink merchandise is available at Disney Springs.

The Imagination Pink merchandise has arrived at Disney World, just in time for summer!

Can’t make it to Disney World this summer?

All the Imagination Pink merchandise is available online at:  shopDisney.com with free shipping on all orders over $75 (use code:  SHIPMAGIC).

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June 2019: Imagination Pink Minnie Ears, $27.99
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Pink or Silver sequins????  $39.99
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I think I like the deep pink sequins a little bit better.
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Mini Backpack, $90.00
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Imagination Pink Spirit Jersey, $64.99
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Imagination Pink Magic Band, $14.99
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We like these Imagination Pink backpacks a lot!

It’s a nice compliment to the Millennial Pink merchandise that was available last summer.

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Pink Millennial Minnie Ears at MK.


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Sitting with our mom in the Flower Market on Main Street.

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!


YUM!!!!! What a great cake for your 25th birthday!!!!


Two girls wall
Once upon a time…
Two Disney Sisters


Two Disney Sisters at Disneyland

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