The repainting of the Cinderella Castle has resumed!
The repainting team was back at work last week and most of the golden accent work is now complete.
The repainting project should be completely finished with the cranes removed by the time the Magic Kingdom reopens on July 11th.
This is welcome news as it means the walk-through of the Cinderella Castle into Fantasyland will be open for guests.
March 2020: The painting crew only had about a week on the job before the Magic Kingdom was closed due to the coronavirus.
May 2020: At least 7 cranes were working on this project to speed it along. All of the construction/painting people are idled and the cranes are just sitting there waiting for work to resume.
May 2020: The Castle’s moat has been drained because of the construction.
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.
With the grand reopening planned to welcome back guests on July 11, 2020, they are working hard on completing the Castle’s repainting and getting the cranes out of there by July 10th.
Cinderella was our favorite Disney princess when we were young.
The 70th anniversary of the release of Disney’s Cinderella movie was on February 15, 2020.
Guests can’t walk through the Cinderella Castle Walk-Through until the renovations are complete. With the new social distancing guidelines planned, it’s important to get the walk-through reopened to avoid crowding on the other sidewalks around the Castle.
The Cinderella Castle’s repainting color scheme matches the repainting of the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland done in May 2019.
We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
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Have a magical day!
Disney Trivia: How many bricks were used to build the Cinderella Castle???
Answer: None, 0. All those “bricks” are painted on!