Guests were greeted last week with the final embellishments to the iconic Cinderella’s Castle in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
For the past year, Imagineers have been giving the park’s centerpiece a royal makeover in preparation for its 50th anniversary celebration.
The concept art first emerged at the beginning of 2020 with a colour scheme that bared a strong resemblance to Sleeping Beauty’s castle at Disneyland, and plans went full-steam ahead amidst the Covid-19 brief shutdown.
When the park reopened to guests on 11 July, they were greeted with a revitalised castle.
Since then Walt Disney World has been adding details to the castle, like gold bunting and sparkly embellishments in gradual stages.
But now the makeover is deemed as complete as the signature crest has been adorned. Concluding the EARidescent makeover, the crest is embossed with a large ‘50’ in gold and matching gold trim.
The rest of the emblem matches the EARisecent colouring that represents “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”.
On 1 October, 2021, Walt Disney World will begin an 18-month long event to celebrate the park’s opening 50 years ago.
Cinderella’s Castle will remain the showpiece for Magic Kingdom’s new nighttime spectacular “Disney Enchantment” replacing the current show, “Happily Ever After”. The iconic ‘Partners’ statue — that sits before the castle — is also undergoing a thorough cleaning in anticipation of the event. And visitors will have more photo opportunities with the installation of fan-favourite Disney characters as gold statues throughout the park.