Cinderella Castle Royal Makeover Delayed 3 Months


May 26, 2020:  Disney Parks Blog Update

Some turret painting done, no golden accents yet.  They have a long ways to go before this project is complete!


Early March 2020:  The royal makeover of the Castle begins.

March 5, 2020
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You can see the difference between the older lighter blue on the turrets and the new bold Royal Blue color.


May 2020 Update:

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At least 7 cranes were working on this project to speed it along!

The royal makeover of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom has been delayed until this summer.

Currently, all of the construction/painting people are off-site and the cranes are sitting there idle.

May 2020:  The Castle’s moat has been drained again.
We are still hoping that Disney World will reopen in mid-July. Disney Springs Phase 1 reopening is on May 20th.


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Expected now in July 2020:  The Cinderella Castle with it’s golden accents and new paint colors.

The stunning golden castle enhancements began in early March 2020 and they were making good progress before Walt Disney World closed down due to COVID-19 on March 16, 2020.

7am:  Still cleaning and maintaining the Magic Kingdom even though its closed to guests.


The Cinderella stained glass mural at the the Royal Table restaurant.

The 70th anniversary of the release of Disney’s Cinderella movie was on February 15, 2020.

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Cinderella gets a new horse for her birthday.
Cinderella greets her Royal Table guests at every meal.
Cinderella opened to glowing reviews on February 15, 1950.

You won’t be able to walk through the Cinderella Castle Walk-Through until the renovations are complete.

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It’s already pretty golden inside the walk through.  Yes, that’s real 22K gold used in the mosaics!
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The pretty mosaic murals in the Castle’s walk-through.


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Sleeping Beauty Castle’s new, much bluer paint job.

This Cinderella Castle makeover follows the golden enhancements given to Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle last year.

The Castle will be repainted the same light pink shade used on Sleeping Beauty Castle, with royal blue turrets and lots of gold trim.

Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland is More Beautiful Than Ever!

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May 24, 2019: Grand Re-Opening of Sleeping Beauty Castle

The $300,000 refurbishment of Sleeping Beauty Castle is complete and the Castle’s walk-through has re-opened for guests.

Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle now features vibrant new colors, a new roof, and other pixie dust enhancements.

“What’s interesting is that we used an ages-old painting technique called ‘atmospheric perspective’ to visually heighten the castle,” said Kim Irvine, art director at Walt Disney Imagineering. “We warmed the pink hues on the lower towers and gradually added blue to lighten the colors toward the top.”

Golden accents and a pixie dust sprinkled roof.

The same technique was used for the new roof, now in gorgeous cobalt blue hues. Each of the 18 original turrets was digitally scanned to create the same roofline and sparkly pixie dust was sprinkled on the center roof.

“We focused the golden accents and pixie dust around the entrance to the castle, as though it has been magically enchanted,” said Irvine.

The walk-through has brand new LED lighting.

Colorful banners, pennants and landscaping were also included in the refurbishment and the Sleeping Beauty Castle walk-through received new paint and interior lighting.

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We think it’s beautiful!
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January 2020: Christian at Sleeping Beauty Castle with it’s new golden look.  We love it!  🙂
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The beloved Partners statue with Walt holding Mickey’s hand.
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Princess Aurora looking over her refurbished castle.  ❤
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Christian admiring the Sleeping Beauty Castle too.
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May 2020:  America’s salute to front line healthcare workers. The Thunderbird’s flying low over Disneyland.


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Ready for a fun – and long – day at the Magic Kingdom!

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 in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!


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Two Disney Sisters


pink castle
Now, that’s PINK!!!

People are already complaining about the Castle’s new light pink color ahead of the 50th anniversary celebration next year, but we remember when the Cinderella Castle was REALLY PINK for the 25th anniversary celebration in 1996!!!

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Now, that’s what we call PINK!

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#TBT –  November 1996:  At WDW for the 25th Anniversary celebration – in front the of the Pink Castle.

Disney Trivia:  How many bricks were used to build the Cinderella Castle???

Answer:  None, 0.  All those “bricks” are painted on!

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Those aren’t bricks!

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