Walt Disney World has announced that, in honor of the 70th anniversary of the animated film “Cinderella,” Cinderella Castle will soon undergo a magical transformation.
“We are excited to share that her story has inspired a bold, shimmering and royal makeover of her namesake castle at the heart of Walt Disney World Resort,” said Disney in a statement.
Work on the overall enhancements coming to the castle will begin in the coming weeks, and will continue through the end of summer. Based on the concept art released, it appears as though the castle will receive all-over gold accents, a refreshed blue paint on the turrets, and what looks to be a pale rose gold-colored paint job to the upper levels (though this could also just be the use of lighting in the concept image).
This makeover of Cinderella Castle is yet another part of the overall transformation of Walt Disney World Resort ahead of its 50th anniversary in 2021.
Disney has also said that this transformation will not interfere with presentations of “Happily Ever After” and “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire.” This will also not affect any reservations for offerings inside the castle, like Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and Cinderella’s Royal Table.
For those worried about taking photos in front of the castle, don’t fret! Vice President of Magic Kingdom Jason Kirk has said that while there may be some temporary construction equipment around the castle, the structure itself will stay uncovered — so you’re photos are safe!
Stay tuned for more updates on Cinderella Castle’s enhancements as work begins.