Walls have gone up around Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland marking the beginning of refurbishment season in Southern California.
During the slower months of January and February, Disneyland frequently closes some rides and attractions for refurbishment. In addition to Astro Orbitor and Splash Mountain closures scheduled for this Spring, the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle will also get some much needed repairs.
The roof of Sleeping Beauty Castle suffered damage from the 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration decorations that were up way back in 2015 and 2016; there’s been some minor restoration works since then, but it was time for a big fix.
Upon entering Disneyland, guests will find grey walls surrounding the base of the castle. To get to Fantasyland, guests are being asked to use the Big Thunder Mountain Trail or the Parade Route along the Matterhorn. For those of you worried about photos, you’ll want to take them further down Main Street as the top of the castle is uncovered – for now…
According to the OC Register, Disneyland plans to spend $300,000 to re-roof Sleeping Beauty Castle. We’re expecting a pretty extensive renovation that will involve scaffolding and scrims that will likely block some of the castle from view.
We checked out the permits – and fear not! – there will be no major changes to the castle beyond the fixes to the roof, which involved installing fibre-reinforced plastic on the turrets. Expect the same signature warm pink towers and bright blue roofs once the walls come down!
As of now, the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough is still open to guests; however, construction will force that attraction to close beginning January 17th. This attraction will reopen, and the walls will come down, sometime in the Spring.
Luckily, Disneyland guests have a few things to look forward to while the castle undergoes these renovations! Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration kicks off on January 18th with the return of Mickey’s Soundsational Parade and a brand new nighttime show – Mickey’s Mix Magic.
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