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

Mar 09, 2021 in "Cinderella Castle"

Cinderella Castle stage refurbishment - March 8 2021
Posted: Tuesday March 9, 2021 9:04am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

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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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.