PHOTOS - Work at Cinderella Castle continues on the stage and moat

Mar 09, 2021 in "Cinderella Castle"

Cinderella Castle stage refurbishment - March 8 2021

Cinderella Castle is once again the center of activity at the Magic Kingdom as work continues on the castle stage and work is about to begin on the 50th anniversary enhancements.


The moat is currently blocked off on both sides of the castle to allow access for workers and machinery.

Six high reach boom lifts are in position at the base of the castle, similar to what we saw during the recent repainting work.

None of the castle enhancements have yet been installed, but with the equipment in position it shouldn't be long before we see some progress.

On the castle forecourt stage, the rebuild is underway after the stage was cleared down to the supports.

The World’s Most Magical Celebration begins October 1 2021, and continues for 18 months. Cinderella Castle will get a new overlay for the celebration, building further on the new look that debuted last year.

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Article Posted: Mar 09, 2021 / 9:04am ET
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harryk17 days ago

I recall when the cast of 'Riverdance' first came to the U.S. they checked out all the floors they were to perform on to make sure that there was enough give in them so that the dancers would not end up with wrecked ankles and knees, especially in New York and Boston.

harryk17 days ago

Back in the '70's we were able to walk through the Castle and see the mosaics on both sides of the entrance. Then when they began to run more shows they blocked the right side mosaics for costumes and cast changes(?). Well anyway, they kept the screens in place preventing the viewing of the mosaics. For some reason they have not considered having cast rooms below the stage or in other areas so that guests could enjoy the designs in the castle while going though it and having the show go on at the same time. So we get to pay admission to the park and just suck it up and stop complaining that we can't see all the mosaics. Are they still there?

Minthorne24 days ago

It's for the churros.

JoeCamel24 days ago

Look upthread

SpectroMagician24 days ago

Anyone else curious why they heck they would need a heating system in the stage? It's not like it gets cold in Florida or snow needs to be cleared. Could it potentially be a cooling system? I don't think it would radiate up to the actors though, only keep the black surface of the stage cool to their feet I guess.

Giss Neric26 days ago

I was hoping the castle stage would have a lift where the characters would pop up like the ones they have at Shanghai but I guess it's too low for that.

JoeCamel26 days ago

Sure it will, the anchors are being incorporated in the new structure

mnelson326 days ago

Have a feeling the stage is coming back as it was with those arches. I’d love to be wrong though.

Bocabear26 days ago

Fountains in the Castle Moat would not attract more visitors, but would allow a better, wider show...

bpiper27 days ago

That looks like pressure treated lumber.... No rotting there. Also, with the notches, it looks like the PEX tubing is coming back.

mm5220028 days ago

Nothing new here.

DCBaker28 days ago