Moat refilled around Cinderella Castle as Disney World 50th anniversary decoration work wraps up

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Moat refilled at Cinderella Castle - May 2021
Posted: Monday May 3, 2021 9:11am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The moat around Cinderella Castle has been refilled as work on installing the 50th anniversary decor wraps up.

All of the cranes and lifts have been removed, including the large crane that was closing the walkway behind the castle.

The only piece remaining to be installed is the 50th medallion that is expected to be installed at the very last minute ahead of the Oct 1 celebration.

The 18th month Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebrations begins October 1 2021.

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JoeCamel36 minutes ago

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

Giss Neric6 hours ago

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.

DoleWhipDrea8 hours ago

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 NYC1 day ago

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

Touchdown1 day ago

I do love that clock. But a 50 has to go somewhere and it’s the least worst choice.

Fable McCloud1 day ago

I love the elegance of the ribbons and the buntings. I love the brightened blues and golds. I don't love the pink. In my brain, Sleeping Beauty Castle is pink, Cinderella Castle is blue-blue grey. Maybe by the next trip it will have faded a bit... In all actuality though, it's all better than the cake. Though I do hate to see the clock covered by the 50th medallion.

RunningKoen7 days ago

Sweet pink icing indeed! I just did a quick google search, but these pics fit the song reference way better ;-)

brb10067 days ago

And here's photos from 1996 when they were decorating the castle. And during the evening from 1997 I miss the trees so much!

aladdin20077 days ago

agree, I don't get why so many have said it will return after, I feel like this is a permanent color scheme for the foreseeable beyond the 50th unfortunately. I haven't read anything that suggests they plan to change the colors after the "mini 50th picnic".

RunningKoen7 days ago

Well, since you brought up the sweet, pink theming. And we cant sing along to this song without some cake reference :)

MisterPenguin7 days ago

Spring was never waiting for us, friend, it ran one step ahead as we followed in the dance between the parted pages and were pressed in love's hot, fevered iron. Like a striped pair of pants, Walt Disney's Park is melting in the dark, all the sweet, pink theming flowing down. Someone left the paint out in the rain. I don't think that I can take it, 'cause it took so long to paint it, and I'll never have iridescence again. Oh no! Ohh nooo... OH NOOOOOOOoooo....!!!!

VJ7 days ago

it looks like it's melting...

trainplane37 days ago

Finally got to see it in person. The pink sucks. And in the right light, the topper pieces blend in with the pink. The blues are nice and the gold feels right too. You shouldn't need "perfect" conditions for an icon to look correct. Is WDI color blind?

LittleMerman7 days ago

I was referring to the new paint scheme when I said I wasn't a fan. Not loving the new decorations either although I have not seen them in person. I didn't like the new paint colors based on photos and a lot of people said wait until you see in person - and I still wasn't a fan. So I'm not sure how much would change seeing the decorations in person. To me, so far, it just looks like a mess.