Steps and platforms return to Cinderella Castle stage at Magic Kingdom

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Platforms at Cinderella Castle stage
Posted: Tuesday October 5, 2021 12:10pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

With the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary specials filming complete, construction has resumed at the Cinderella Castle stage to return it to show-ready status.


Two circular platforms have been installed, along with spiral steps to reach the platform.

The new stage design features two circular platforms of equal height and spaced evenly across the stage.

This differs from the previous stage, which used uneven platforms of different heights. It remains to be seen if any arches will return.

Magic Kingdom is now presenting a brief morning Welcome Show on the stage, but these changes seem to be readying the stage for a full castle show. Disney is yet to announce any plans for a new stage show.

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jrhwdw9 days ago


SpectroBro9 days ago


jrhwdw9 days ago

Might Today's news about a Show for Merriest AH be connected?

SpectroBro11 days ago

There’s something happening after Halloween…

MagicHappens197112 days ago

They must have a new/returning show coming back soon? Wonder why they haven't announced it

DCBaker12 days ago

James Alucobond17 days ago

Right, that’s what I thought I remembered. So I imagine that they won’t clutter the right side with 5 arches even if they do come back.

hpyhnt 100017 days ago

Yep. Asymmetrical before whereas it is now symmetrical. Previous version for reference from just before the Covid closure (boo to the arches, but goodness do I miss the non-pink castle scheme):

James Alucobond17 days ago

It looks like they've changed the layout. Wasn't it asymmetrical before with a taller stage, longer staircase, and more arches on the right? For that reason, even if the arches return, I imagine they won't be as visually distracting due to the lower profile design.

Disney Analyst17 days ago

I think those mounts may be simply for the necessary hand rails… let’s hope.

ToTBellHop17 days ago

They are…maybe they’ll trim them down?

JustInTime17 days ago

Really hoping Hocus Pocus returns next year.

JoeCamel17 days ago

Pretty sure a previous picture showed the mounts for the arches are still there

Touchdown17 days ago

Please ditch the arches…