Steps and platforms return to Cinderella Castle stage at Magic Kingdom

Oct 05, 2021 in "Cinderella Castle"

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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BrianOct 26, 2021

I'm in the minority, but I actually liked them. I thought they added some pizzaz to an otherwise bland looking stage. Now, if there were no stage, I'd obviously be fine without the arches. Also, I'd take those arches any day over the Mickey one seen here during and around the 25th anniversary.

OtaminOct 25, 2021

The arches will not at all be missed. They were so incredibly tacky.

Animaniac93-98Oct 25, 2021

How fitting that the arches installed for one 50th birthday celebration get removed for another 50th birthday celebration.

Disney AnalystOct 25, 2021

Thank goodness 🙏🙏🙏

TouchdownOct 25, 2021

I think we can finally stick a fork in those arches, railings installed on both staircases.

jrhwdwOct 13, 2021


SpectroBroOct 13, 2021


jrhwdwOct 13, 2021

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

SpectroBroOct 11, 2021

There’s something happening after Halloween…

MagicHappens1971Oct 11, 2021

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

DCBakerOct 10, 2021

James AlucobondOct 05, 2021

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 1000Oct 05, 2021

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 AlucobondOct 05, 2021

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.