Mounting positions in place on Cinderella Castle for the central 50th anniversary medallion

13 days ago in "Cinderella Castle"

Mounts prepared for the 50th celebration medallion
Posted: Thursday April 29, 2021 1:45pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

With the Cinderella Castle 50th anniversary overlay almost complete, the only thing left still to install is the large 50th medallion over the clock face.

As you can see from these pictures, the mounts are now in position, made up of 4 tubes that will secure the 50th medallion in position.

And here is a look at concept art of what will be the finished look for the Magic Kingdom icon.

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Bocabear13 minutes ago

I think the roof change helped a bit... It is still Golden Girls Mauve which is wrong for the whole character and idea of the castle....If this were being done for Disneyland's 50th, making all the castles worldwide look like Sleeping Beauty's Castle, it might make sense, but when it is the 50th Celebration for WDW's original castle and park it seems like it was just a bad idea. Maybe for Disneyland's 70th they will paint Sleeping Beauty Castle gray look more like the WDW Castle. With Advanced imaging and computers, they could have had a better idea of what it would look like before it was done... Get rid of the peeling rocks in Tomorrowland and bring back the Gull-wing waterfalls from 1971... Give Tomorrowland it's WOW entrance.

JoeCamel1 hour ago

They changed the roofs, I think that's all we get

Giss Neric6 hours ago

I don't think it's a mess. The proper term is it look busy. Maybe taking down the buntings will solve it. The gems and the gold wraparounds are lovely.

DoleWhipDrea8 hours ago

Didn't an insider here say that the paint job didn't come out as they expected and they weren't all that happy about it? I think it was alluded that it might get changed.

Parker in NYC1 day ago

God willing. But in a world where Disney allows the rocks at the Tomorrowland hub entrance to continue flaking...

Touchdown1 day ago

I do love that clock. But a 50 has to go somewhere and it’s the least worst choice.

Fable McCloud1 day ago

I love the elegance of the ribbons and the buntings. I love the brightened blues and golds. I don't love the pink. In my brain, Sleeping Beauty Castle is pink, Cinderella Castle is blue-blue grey. Maybe by the next trip it will have faded a bit... In all actuality though, it's all better than the cake. Though I do hate to see the clock covered by the 50th medallion.

RunningKoen7 days ago

Sweet pink icing indeed! I just did a quick google search, but these pics fit the song reference way better ;-)

brb10067 days ago

And here's photos from 1996 when they were decorating the castle. And during the evening from 1997 I miss the trees so much!

aladdin20077 days ago

agree, I don't get why so many have said it will return after, I feel like this is a permanent color scheme for the foreseeable beyond the 50th unfortunately. I haven't read anything that suggests they plan to change the colors after the "mini 50th picnic".

RunningKoen7 days ago

Well, since you brought up the sweet, pink theming. And we cant sing along to this song without some cake reference :)

MisterPenguin7 days ago

Spring was never waiting for us, friend, it ran one step ahead as we followed in the dance between the parted pages and were pressed in love's hot, fevered iron. Like a striped pair of pants, Walt Disney's Park is melting in the dark, all the sweet, pink theming flowing down. Someone left the paint out in the rain. I don't think that I can take it, 'cause it took so long to paint it, and I'll never have iridescence again. Oh no! Ohh nooo... OH NOOOOOOOoooo....!!!!

VJ7 days ago

it looks like it's melting...

trainplane37 days ago

Finally got to see it in person. The pink sucks. And in the right light, the topper pieces blend in with the pink. The blues are nice and the gold feels right too. You shouldn't need "perfect" conditions for an icon to look correct. Is WDI color blind?