First spire ribbon installed at Cinderella Castle

Apr 07, 2021 in "Cinderella Castle"

First ribbon installed on the spire of Cinderella Castle - April 7 2021
Posted: Wednesday April 7, 2021 2:28pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Overnight the Cinderella Castle transformation team installed the first of the ribbons that will cover each of the spires on the Magic Kingdom icon.

The first of the ribbons to be placed is located on one of the lower spires, on the western side nearest to Liberty Square.

Unlike the lower decorations that were added with a high reach boom lift, the ribbons are requiring the use of a full scale crane which is parked behind the castle and hidden during the daytime.


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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kevlightyearAug 11, 2021

Yes, clearly. Found a video from July, and in realtime it's definitely not solid white, but still very bright!

BrianAug 11, 2021

Also the flag on the right most turret.

TouchdownAug 11, 2021

Look at Woody, it’s a long exposure. Woodys blurry because he’s animated.

kevlightyearAug 11, 2021

This image from Blog Mickey of HEA with the 50th crest kinda blew my mind. The background is so strikingly white! It must be a combination of super powerful projectors and highly reflective paint, right? Maybe it's a long exposure trick with this picture, but still impressive.

DoleWhipDreaJul 25, 2021

Great, I'll never be able to unsee it... :banghead: I wonder if something got warped from the heat?

ImperfectPixieJul 24, 2021

Very likely the mounts on the castle are dead on, and the ones on the back of the crest itself are off.

Captain BarbossaJul 23, 2021

I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the mounts are spot on and Disney screwed up the crest. Seems to be their style nowadays.

ImperfectPixieJul 23, 2021

I dunno...that looks pretty dead-on to me. I really think the crest is crooked. Even the decorative molding on each side of the crest looks a little crooked.

Disstevefan1Jul 23, 2021

I am hoping the person was just not directly in front of the castle and we are seeing an optical illusion. Worst case, no problem, just pull it off and replace the command strip. 😀

JoeCamelJul 23, 2021

Take the castle crane and lift on the lower left support ever so gently........ Oh, I want video when they do it

Captain BarbossaJul 23, 2021

@Splashin' Ryan hit the nail on the head. Due to the way that the mounts are installed on the castle, there’s no easy way to straighten the crest. But even if there was, they wouldn’t do it. It’s barely noticeable. No one is going to see it unless they’re standing up close (almost underneath it) while staring directly at the point. The 50 doesn’t look off at the slightest, even up close, and that’s the most important thing.

brb1006Jul 23, 2021

Splashin' RyanJul 23, 2021

They won't be able to fix it. The piece was slid into supports that were installed months ago so the supports themselves are likely the ones causing the slight misalignment and therefore the supports would also need to be re drilled into the castle facade for a fix. https://blogmickey.com/2021/04/mounts-installed-on-cinderella-castle-for-disney-world-50th-anniversary-shield/

Elizabeth SwannJul 23, 2021

And you can still see the stick thing on the top is tilted left