First phase of the Cinderella Castle 50th anniversary overlay now complete

Apr 01, 2021 in "Cinderella Castle"

50th anniversary Cinderella Castle additions - April 1 2021
Posted: Thursday April 1, 2021 2:53pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The preparations for the 50th anniversary Cinderella Castle additions hit a major milestone last night with the completion of the first phase of the project.

All of the lower level decor is now in position, giving guests a glimpse of the additions as soon as they step foot on Main Street U.S.A.


Alongside the addition of the new draperies at the front of Cinderella Castle, work has been ongoing on retouching the blue paintwork on the spires.

The diagonal striping now has a lot more contrast.

With this first phase of the project complete, attention now moves onto installing the golden ribbons that will be placed on the spires. This is likely to require a crane in place of the high reach boom lifts that have been used so far.


When complete there will be 113 pieces of new decor installed, and it all officially gets unveiled on October 1 2021.

Click the gallery to see more pictures of the new additions at Cinderella Castle.

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wdwmagic27 days ago

@danlb_2000 spotted the permit for the medallion over the weekend. https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/permits-2021.971445/post-9806785

MisterPenguin31 days ago

They were unhappier with the cost of repainting.

cookiee_munster31 days ago

Yes. it's this -

Amidala31 days ago

Really? This is so disappointing. I remember hearing a while back that TDO were unhappy with the way the pink turned out, had my fingers crossed the color would be painted over at some point after the 50th decorations had been taken down.

Brian31 days ago

Considering that last time they let the blue roofs fade to virtually grey, I wouldn't put it past them.

LittleMerman31 days ago

The proper term for me is "mess" but to each their own. Like I said before, it looks to me like they just threw a bunch of multicolored stuff on it, which they actually did.

MansionButler8431 days ago

Not until the 100th.

JoeCamelMay 13, 2021

Never ever?

MansionButler84May 13, 2021

They’re not painting again.

BocabearMay 13, 2021

I think the roof change helped a bit... It is still Golden Girls Mauve which is wrong for the whole character and idea of the castle....If this were being done for Disneyland's 50th, making all the castles worldwide look like Sleeping Beauty's Castle, it might make sense, but when it is the 50th Celebration for WDW's original castle and park it seems like it was just a bad idea. Maybe for Disneyland's 70th they will paint Sleeping Beauty Castle gray ...to look more like the WDW Castle. With Advanced imaging and computers, they could have had a better idea of what it would look like before it was done... Get rid of the peeling rocks in Tomorrowland and bring back the Gull-wing waterfalls from 1971... Give Tomorrowland it's WOW entrance.

JoeCamelMay 13, 2021

They changed the roofs, I think that's all we get

Giss NericMay 13, 2021

I don't think it's a mess. The proper term is it look busy. Maybe taking down the buntings will solve it. The gems and the gold wraparounds are lovely.

DoleWhipDreaMay 13, 2021

Didn't an insider here say that the paint job didn't come out as they expected and they weren't all that happy about it? I think it was alluded that it might get changed.

Parker in NYCMay 11, 2021

God willing. But in a world where Disney allows the rocks at the Tomorrowland hub entrance to continue flaking...