May 26, 2020: Disney Parks Blog Update
Early March 2020: The royal makeover of the Castle begins.
May 2020 Update:
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.
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.
The 70th anniversary of the release of Disney’s Cinderella movie was on February 15, 2020.
You won’t be able to walk through the Cinderella Castle Walk-Through until the renovations are complete.
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!
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.”
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.
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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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!!!
Now, that’s what we call PINK!
Disney Trivia: How many bricks were used to build the Cinderella Castle???
Answer: None, 0. All those “bricks” are painted on!