PHOTOS - New ramps around Cinderella Castle nears completion

Nov 10, 2015 in "Cinderella Castle"

Cinderella Castle turret and forecourt construction

The new ramps on either side of the Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle area nearing completion, along with the addition of some very dramatic lighting fixtures.

Once complete, the entire hub redevelopment project at the Magic Kingdom will be complete, providing new walkways and more space the busy central hub area of the park.

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Article Posted: Nov 10, 2015 / 12:22pm EST
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RSoxNo1Feb 21, 2017

If similar lights are used anywhere in Star Wars Land they need to be painted like R2-D2

WDWtravelerFeb 21, 2017

Photo update as of Monday, Feb. 20. The hillside pathway to the right of Cinderella Castle has reopened. I previously posted photos of the new lighting below the left and right pathways. New uplighting for the trees has been installed above both hillside pathways, well hidden behind new landscaping (large evergreen trees).

brb1006Feb 16, 2017

But Tokyo has the best parade route. Look at how many floats you see during Dreamlights

WDWtravelerFeb 16, 2017

Photo update as of Thursday, Feb. 16. An update to the photos I posted on Jan 13. Lighting has been installed on the several new pedestals built last fall to the left and right of the castle. These lights were not there just Monday (Feb 13). There are two types of lighting on both sides of the castle: several LED flood lights, and several movable spotlights. In the below photo on the right side of the castle, the flood lights are lit (blue). Also, new landscaping was recently installed in what was before open ground. The walkway on the right side of the castle, behind the trees here, is still closed due to the exterior refurbishment of Sir Mickey's retail store. There is an additional light array on the hillside above this walkway. All the flood light lenses were pointed down. Here is a close-up. Here is the light array on the left side of the castle.

DaveeeeedFeb 10, 2017

I'd argue that Paris has the best version, but to each their own.

LAKid53Feb 08, 2017

After reading the last three pages on this thread, I'm glad I don't ride SM any more. I remember our first ride in 1996. It was pretty thrilling and kinda scary. I compared it to riding DLR's SM in 1983, which was really scary - that old seat belt didn't give me much confidence I wouldnt't take my own flight. But the last time we rode last year, I ended up in the last car and boy, the whiplash left me a little bruised. Some of the lights were on and my daughter freaked when she saw how close the track above you is and the guardrails. Needless to say, we don't ride any more. But I really like DLR's version - while not as fast or long as WDW, it's a much smoother ride. I also prefer their car - I don't feel like I'm going to go flying out of it. So, the Hub still isn't completed.....surprise, surprise. Hope they can finish by 2021.

creathirFeb 08, 2017

What on earth could they still be doing?

articosFeb 08, 2017

Like the Magic Kingdom itself, this project will never actually be finished.

MansionButler84Feb 08, 2017

To be fair, showtime from initial opening dialogue to end was about 18 min. It just takes a bit to populate the set as it were. I like the fire, fountains, and those floating mist screens that move around in front of the audience.

danlb_2000Feb 08, 2017

A permit was filed today extending the ramp permit until June 30, 2017.

RSoxNo1Jan 23, 2017

Ok, any car on the autobahn.

JenniferSJan 23, 2017

These guys.

Andrew CJan 23, 2017

who drives muscle cars on the autobahn?

RSoxNo1Jan 23, 2017

Just remember that WDW's space mountain rides like a Huffy down a dirt road while Disneyland's rides like a muscle car on the Autobahn.