Cinderella Castle is Reopening


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June 2020:  Repainting crew is hard at work!

The repainting of the Cinderella Castle has resumed!

June 20, 2020

The repainting team was back at work last week and most of the golden accent work is now complete.

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The Cinderella Castle’s spire is completely golden now.

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.

May 2020: Some blue turret painting is done, but no golden accents yet.  There’s a long way to go before this project is complete!  Notice that the spire is still mostly white.
They’re making really good progress on repainting the Cinderella Castle! Left image was taken June 20, 2020. Right image taken July 5, 2019.

March 2020:  The painting crew only had about a week on the job before the Magic Kingdom was closed due to the coronavirus.

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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.


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The Cinderella Castle with it’s anticipated 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.

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.

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The Magic Kingdom reopens July 11th!!!

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Cinderella was our favorite Disney princess when we were young.

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.

Cinderella's horse
Cinderella got a new white pony for her birthday.
Cinderella greets her Royal Table guests at every meal.  No word yet on when the Royal Table is reopening.
Cinderella opened to glowing reviews on February 15, 1950.

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.

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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.
#TBT 1994


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May 19, 2019: The Sleeping Beauty Castle’s new look was unveiled. It’s beautiful!!!

The Cinderella Castle’s repainting color scheme matches the repainting of the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland done in May 2019.

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The beloved Partners statue with Walt holding Mickey’s hand.  Look at the new blue color and all those golden accents on the castle.  Beautiful!
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle
May 2020:  America’s salute to front line healthcare workers. The Thunderbird’s flying low over the closed Disneyland park.


castle two girlsWe’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.

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!


Castle Painting
Check out the largest paint-by-numbers project in the world.

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! And they change in size with larger painted bricks on the bottom and smaller painted bricks on the top, creating an optical illusion of greater height.  It’s called ‘forced perspective’.
Each one of these “bricks” will be repainted by hand in the new color palette.



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