Magic Kingdom Vice President Jason Kirk clarifies a few details surrounding the Cinderella Castle makeover

Feb 20, 2020 in "Cinderella Castle"

Posted: Thursday February 20, 2020 9:50am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Magic Kingdom Vice President Jason Kirk has taken to the official Disney Parks Blog to clarify a few points regarding the upcoming makeover of Cinderella Castle.

One of the main concerns from guests has been that the castle may be covered in construction scrims and scaffolding. In regard to that, Jason said in a blog comment, "While temporary construction equipment may be present while Cinderella Castle receives its royal makeover, it will remain uncovered and we will do our best to ensure guests are still able to capture special photos and memories in this iconic spot."

In regard to timelines, Jason confirmed an imminent start to the project, "Our work is expected to begin in the coming weeks and be complete before the end of summer."

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kevlightyearAug 11, 2021

Yes, clearly. Found a video from July, and in realtime it's definitely not solid white, but still very bright!

BrianAug 11, 2021

Also the flag on the right most turret.

TouchdownAug 11, 2021

Look at Woody, it’s a long exposure. Woodys blurry because he’s animated.

kevlightyearAug 11, 2021

This image from Blog Mickey of HEA with the 50th crest kinda blew my mind. The background is so strikingly white! It must be a combination of super powerful projectors and highly reflective paint, right? Maybe it's a long exposure trick with this picture, but still impressive.

DoleWhipDreaJul 25, 2021

Great, I'll never be able to unsee it... :banghead: I wonder if something got warped from the heat?

ImperfectPixieJul 24, 2021

Very likely the mounts on the castle are dead on, and the ones on the back of the crest itself are off.

Captain BarbossaJul 23, 2021

I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the mounts are spot on and Disney screwed up the crest. Seems to be their style nowadays.

ImperfectPixieJul 23, 2021

I dunno...that looks pretty dead-on to me. I really think the crest is crooked. Even the decorative molding on each side of the crest looks a little crooked.

Disstevefan1Jul 23, 2021

I am hoping the person was just not directly in front of the castle and we are seeing an optical illusion. Worst case, no problem, just pull it off and replace the command strip. 😀

JoeCamelJul 23, 2021

Take the castle crane and lift on the lower left support ever so gently........ Oh, I want video when they do it

Captain BarbossaJul 23, 2021

@Splashin' Ryan hit the nail on the head. Due to the way that the mounts are installed on the castle, there’s no easy way to straighten the crest. But even if there was, they wouldn’t do it. It’s barely noticeable. No one is going to see it unless they’re standing up close (almost underneath it) while staring directly at the point. The 50 doesn’t look off at the slightest, even up close, and that’s the most important thing.

brb1006Jul 23, 2021

Splashin' RyanJul 23, 2021

They won't be able to fix it. The piece was slid into supports that were installed months ago so the supports themselves are likely the ones causing the slight misalignment and therefore the supports would also need to be re drilled into the castle facade for a fix. https://blogmickey.com/2021/04/mounts-installed-on-cinderella-castle-for-disney-world-50th-anniversary-shield/

Elizabeth SwannJul 23, 2021

And you can still see the stick thing on the top is tilted left