UPDATE: The work on the Castle was completed and the walkway re-opened Friday, May 24, 2019 right before Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens on May 31, 2019.
Check walkway hours here: Sleeping Beauty Castle Re-opening Date
The Sleeping Beauty Castle’s new look includes a lot more gold accents!
Disneyland closes Sleeping Beauty Castle for major improvements as part of Project StarDust
Sleeping Beauty Castle is undergoing a major $300,000 renovation. In early January 2019, the holiday décor came down and the construction walls went up around the Castle.
Disney is spending $300,000 to re-roof the castle, add fiber-reinforced plastic on the castle’s turrets, and repaint the entire Castle. Each castle brick will be hand painted in blues, grays, and tans.
Watch Sleeping Beauty Gets Some Pixie Dust Video: Sleeping Beauty Castle 2019
Unfortunately, it’s not a pretty sight. Some many guests have been disappointed not being able to see the Castle this spring.
In front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, a sign directs guests to access Fantasyland through alternate routes. Guests can no longer access Fantasyland through the drawbridge, visit Snow White’s Wishing Well, or see Fantasy Faire.
You’ll need to use the Big Thunder Mountain Trail or the Parade Route Path along the Matterhorn to get to Fantasyland.
Disneyland is replacing the horse-drawn streetcar track in its entirety. That’s the first time that has ever happened. (We’ve all seen the video of the guy walking down Main Street and tripping over the tracks every 2 seconds.)
Also on Main Street USA, the curbs are being lowered to make traffic move faster when entering the park and new brickwork is being added to the area.
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