Rebuilding of the Cinderella Castle stage continues at Magic Kingdom

Mar 17, 2021 in "Cinderella Castle"

Cinderella Castle stage refurbishment - March 15 2021
Posted: Wednesday March 17, 2021 11:18am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Here is a quick look at the progress on the stage refurbishment at the Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle.

The old stage has been completely removed, and the new stage is now being installed. Despite the work, the ramps either side of the castle remain open to allow access through the castle and into Fantasyland.

Framing to support the stage is being built, along with channels to install the under-stage heating system. If you look closely you can see back PVC piping being laid throughout the platform.

While we don't yet have any information when any entertainment will return to the stage, Disney is taking the downtime as an opportunity to restore the stage to be ready when conditions allow.

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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.