PHOTOS - Work continues on Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom

Jul 21, 2020 in "Cinderella Castle"

Cinderella Castle repainting - July 21 2020

Work continues on Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom, as crews continue applying the new color scheme.

The majority of the work is now focussed on the brick base of the castle, with many different shades of gray still be added.

Click the gallery for more pictures of Cinderella Castle from today.

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Article Posted: Jul 21, 2020 / 12:19am ET
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tirian7 days ago

That’s my childhood memory from the ‘90s. Just add Spectro and the smell of fresh popcorn.

tirian7 days ago

It looks like it’s on fire. It actually looks worse in the magical sunrise Golden Hour #1 than in full daylight because now it doesn’t reflect the sun. Comparison shot:

JoeCamel7 days ago

That was early this morning.

_caleb7 days ago

No idea. Strange I didn't notice it before. Aren't there some lights around that area aimed at the castle?

JoeCamel7 days ago

What is the thing down by the water? Same shade of electric blue?

MisterPenguin7 days ago

I see floating blue tower roofs... where's the castle?

_caleb7 days ago

See? It looks great if you catch it in just the right light. With a pro-level camera. As a professional photographer.

DCBaker7 days ago

yensidtlaw196911 days ago

I don't find myself wishing for it, but I think it would make more sense on WDW's grander Main Street than it ever does on Disneyland's more intimate one. I wouldn't quite call it an offensive add, but to me the bare pavement was more in-step with the scale and scope of the kind of town DL's Main Street purports to replicate. I'm sorry to say I personally feel it takes something away, I did like it better before. I think there's room for updates to classic or legacy elements that make things "objectively better" (1983 Fantasyland Update, for instance), but when it comes into conflict with the existing story of the town you're in it feels like "better" comes into question. I didn't feel the need to add it to DL and don't feel the need for it at WDW, but at least I think it would "play" better there. It's a little too much at DL. That said, I don't really lose any sleep over it. I FULLY agree that Cinderella Castle would have looked much better with any of Tokyo's Castle paint schemes. The ones in the last 20 years have been uniformly stunning. Instead we get Cindy's Playset sponsored by Krylon and Coppertone.

Brian11 days ago

That's cool, BUT WHERE'S THE ROSE GOLD????

brb100611 days ago

Finally found a good photo of Cinderella Castle at night taken in 1972 (courtesy of ElvisAndretti)

JoeCamel17 days ago

It used to be brick, tough for the vehicles and stroller/wheelchairs. Lots of slip and trip complaints

Otamin17 days ago

The blue is definitely the weakest aspect of it. It just looks vulgar. The pink I could live with for the time being though, but I do hope it changes back after the 50th. I’d love one of the previous colour schemes with a bit of added weathering/ageing like the Tokyo castle. Also a bit off-topic, but am I alone for wishing Main Street had a bricked pavement like Disneyland? I find the extra detail it adds so appealing.

yensidtlaw196918 days ago

In fairness, they were purple from the beginning: DCA's were also always purple - and you can justify that as a legitimate choice - they're the burn marks of a supernatural event. And purpliness is part of the language of lightning: Not saying it's better than the more naturalistic tones the building was permitted to settle into for most of its lifetime, but it was baked into the concept. Having now seen the Castle in person I cannot abide by its new colors. From most viewpoints and at most times of the day it does not look good. I hope it will fade into a more favorable presentation, but, man. Seriously disappointing.