Cinderella Castle’s new look nearly ready for 50th Anniversary Celebration

by Tharin White

Cinderella Castle is currently being adorned with decorations in celebration of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. This major milestone will bring the “Beacons of Magic” to the parks, debut new character costumes, and start an 18-month-long anniversary celebration. Thanks to these photos by Bioreconstruct on Twitter, we can see that the new magical decorations are all nearly in place.

New "ear-idescent" 50th anniversary decorations.

Cinderella Castle was painted a new rose gold color scheme last year, which officially finished when the parks re-opened in July.

GIF of concept art versus reality for Cinderella Castle's new decorations.

Now, additional paint and decorations are being added for the 50th anniversary. As you can see here, the concept art is very close to the current look. The large “50” centerpiece icon is still missing, but there are many months to go before the Oct. 1 anniversary date arrives.

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The castle turret ribbon covers were specifically designed for each placement. They are painted an “ear-idescent” color, which matches the park’s 50th anniversary logo.

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Imagineer Zach Riddley posted this footage of a castle turret topping late one night at the Magic Kingdom.

Cinderella Castle "ear-idescent" bunting, gemstones and ribbons.

Alongside the castle turret changes, we can see new bunting and gemstones. The recently painted vibrant blue castle turrets stand out against the “ear-idescent” ribbons. Overall, it is clear that these celebration decorations were meant to really pop!

50th Anniversary decorations close-up, with the TRON crane in background.

These new vibrant decorations are the first of many things to debut at Walt Disney World during the 50th anniversary celebration. This fall, we can ride Epcot’s newest attraction, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. The crane pictured in the shot above is not for Cinderella Castle, but instead is for construction on the upcoming TRON Lightcycle / Run roller coaster. The Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind roller coaster at Epcot is also expected to open during the 18-month-long celebration.

Cinderella Castle adds on new "ear-idescent" 50th anniversary decorations.

At nearly 50 years old, Cinderella Castle has had its fair amount of updates and changes. The castle stands proud as the centerpiece of the park, the main icon of Walt Disney World, the basis for the “Happily Ever After” nighttime spectacular, and so much more. Walt Disney World’s Cinderella Castle celebrated Disneyland’s 50th anniversary with a different kind of gold decoration design.

What do you think of this 50th anniversary look? Have you seen the new rose gold and “ear-idescent” décor in person yet? Share your thoughts with us below.


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