While Walt Disney World is getting ready for its big 50th-anniversary celebration next year, there’s been a frenzy of construction and refurbishment happening throughout its theme parks and resorts!
And while our attention has been focused a lot of Epcot right now as we get ready for Regal Eagle Smokehouse, Space 220 Restaraunt, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind to debut, we just found out something MAJOR is about to happen at Magic Kingdom!
Magic Kingdom is the beating heart of Disney World, and until now it’s managed to stay relatively normal throughout the preparations for 2021’s big bash. Other than having its front entrance reconstructed and Tomorrowland’s upcoming TRON Lightcyle Run attraction, the rest of the park has remained almost untouched… until now.
And while Disney World centers around Magic Kingdom, Magic Kingdom itself revolves around Cinderella Castle — the park’s classic icon. In a statement just released by Disney today, Cinderella Castle “is about to get even more magical” with a “royal makeover” — which in Disney-speak means it’s about to undergo a refurbishment!
Disney went on to state, “You may notice this exciting work taking place as these stunning enhancements begin in the coming weeks, continuing through summer. But don’t worry! We’ll still get to catch all of our castle favorites like “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” and “Happily Ever After”.
Disney also released an artists’ concept of what the new castle will look like! To us, the color scheme for the newly renovated Cinderella Castle appears to have a pinkish hue! They’re also adding a sparkly gold overlay like they did with Sleeping Beauty Castle!
Even though Disney is promising guests will still get to see its famous Castle shows, at this time we’re not sure if this means the entire castle will be covered like Disneyland’s was for Project Stardust or not. We’ll cross our fingers and toes that Cinderella Castle won’t be hidden behind scrim during your Disney World vacation this spring or summer, and we’ll keep you in-the-know of any and every update as this massive project progresses!
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