PHOTOS - A detailed look at the Magic Kingdom's completed Cinderella Castle makeover

Aug 24, 2020 in "Cinderella Castle"

Completed new-look Cinderella Castle

Despite a global pandemic that shut down the parks and a lot of construction work for four months, the visual refresh of Cinderella Castle completed just 6 months after its announcement in February.

The 189ft castle was hand painted from the very base of the structure to the top of the spires.

The new paint is a radical departure from the original color scheme, and offers varying looks depending on the position and intensity of the sun.

The Magic Kingdom icon is recognized as the most photographed structure in the world.

Over the years the Castle has been transformed to provide a backdrop for various celebrations. Perhaps the most famous (and conntroversial) was probably the pink Castle Cake from the 1996 25th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. The most recent transformation was much more subtle, and was for The Happiest Celebration on Earth in 2005.

Despite popular myth, the castle is not built of bricks, and it cannot be taken down in the event of a hurricane. The castle is however built to sustain severe weather.

Click the gallery for a look at the new Cinderella Castle from all angles.

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Article Posted: Aug 24, 2020 / 2:22pm ET
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tirian15 days ago

At least the Castle Cake fit into the aesthetic of the time (mid-90s) and wasn’t intended to be permanent. Also, social media didn’t exist, and Disney didn’t have lifestylers praising the ugly thing to keep their free cupcakes. After the Castle Cake backlash, Disney returned to the classic castle paint job. Too bad today’s leadership doesn’t understand that you learn from past mistakes to avoid repeating them.

Otamin15 days ago

So execs aren’t happy with it? That’s good news at least. Hopefully we’ll see this vile paint job disappear sooner rather than later.

Stevie Amsterdam17 days ago

Giss Neric18 days ago

Jojo (the vlogger) started in DCP. He works as a custodian in the parks then ventured into vlogging. A lot of his vlogs are just fillers but he is always first in line when it comes to new stuff park wise so I do watch him for that. I don't know why the need to mute it, just skip to the parts to you like.

Giss Neric18 days ago

You can watch it then there is an option of "not interested" or "don't recommend channel" after you watch it. It's on the three dots.

JustAFan18 days ago

Nah ... I still contend that's the worst they've done to the castle. I mean just awful!

Squishy18 days ago

Just think of it as a lite version of the 25th anniversary castle ;)

DisAl18 days ago

Silly us. Some of us thought the worst they would do to the castle is paint it pink and put gaudy gold trim all over it. Guess we were wrong.

MisterPenguin19 days ago

When I have marriage proposed to me, I truly want in the proposal photo tweens running a Disney+ Trials of the Temple game show behind me in front of the castle! This is how dreams are made!

JoeCamel19 days ago

Don't think it matters now with that background. Gaudi is a thang rite?

UNCgolf19 days ago

I feel kinda bad for anyone who is on their first trip (although that's probably not too many people under the current circumstances) and have that junking up the front of the castle.

Squishy19 days ago

My guess is Descendants

JoeCamel19 days ago

I see they caught up with Universal "American Ninja Warrior" staged in the parks. This is the "princess" version I expect?

MisterPenguin19 days ago