PHOTOS - High reach cranes up at Cinderella Castle as painting gets underway

Mar 09, 2020 in "Cinderella Castle"

Cinderella Castle enhancements - March 9 2020
Posted: Monday March 9, 2020 10:10am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Work is well and truly underway at Cinderella Castle with numerous high reach cranes extended all around Cinderella Castle.

Crews are busy on all sides of the castle applying new coatings for the new-look Cinderella Castle.

This test patch just appleid this morning appears to show highly reflective coating.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of the summer, and Disney says that although construction equipment will be visible, the castle itself will remain uncovered during the work.

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180º2 days ago

For real. I’ll applaud Zach if he ever posts evidence of a currently employed Imagineer touching a piece of real paper!

JoeCamel2 days ago

They sent a man to the moon with those computers, how far we've fallen...

lazyboy97o2 days ago

This is like Pixar bragging that they animate with computers.

MansionButler842 days ago

That explains why they have not been able to adorn the castle with anything until now. They didn’t have the technology to do so until now.

Animaniac93-982 days ago

Said castle was originally built without the aid of computers. 😮

MansionButler842 days ago

You don’t want to applaud The Zach and his team for using something fancy called a “computer” to ensure that the new decorations actually fit the castle?

tirian2 days ago

Well, you knew he was going to post something insipid. ;) (Zach, not @DCBaker.)

tirian2 days ago

Like Japan! Yes! Please!

PSM2 days ago

Wow, the castle looks amazing in those photos posted in the article on here a couple days ago. Honestly, it makes the grey and blue version before the pink reimagining look bland and boring. I can't wait to see it in person!

mnelson32 days ago

Guess we will see but I hope they add the decorations and ribbons to the turrets in front of the castle. That wouldn’t require the crane though so maybe that will come at a later time?

jrhwdw2 days ago

Not since MSEP left in 2016 I believe,. There's no reason it can't cyle now and up to 10 or 5 minutes before Fireworks when those return!

peter114352 days ago

The castle lighting hasn’t just cycled for many years

Brad Bishop2 days ago

I like it. It's almost gaudy (but, IMO, it's not). I weigh that out with: "Yeah, it's supposed to be over the top as it's the 50th!". If they left this stuff up and it was the 55th I'd be more in the camp of, "This really needs to go away, now." The "rose gold" (kinda pink) doesn't bother me. One thing, and I bet I'm in the minority here, I'd like to see is for them to go back to the original colors and, instead of having the LED floodlights set to "cycle" (which always bothered me - it makes no sense. It's not telling a story), just have them set to white as the original castle lit up at night (in white) was really majestic to me. Different LED colors for different events like Halloween, Independence Day, or Christmas? No problems. Having them just cycle? (Maybe they no longer do that - I haven't been in ≈5 years) it makes no sense and is distracting.

DCBaker2 days ago