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Cinderella Castle
Land Main Street, USA
Attraction type Park Icon
Theme Castle from Cinderella
Total height 189 ft (57.6 m)
The castle at the Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
Opening date October 1, 1971
The castle at Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Disneyland
Opening date April 15, 1983
This is an article about the structure at the Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland. For the structure at Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland, see Sleeping Beauty Castle. For the structure at Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort Paris, see Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant.

Cinderella Castle is the faux fairytale castle at the center of two Disney theme parks, the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort and Tokyo Disneyland at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Both serve as worldwide recognized icons for their respective theme parks. Main Street, USA, at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Main Street, USA is the welcoming and entrance area of the many Disney Magic Kingdom-style parks around the world. ... Cinderella is a 1950 animated feature produced by Walt Disney, and released to theaters on February 15, 1950 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (766x1000, 46 KB) Summary http://callipygia600. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... Cinderella Castle, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder. ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation). ... The fountain featuring Mickey Mouse in the Park Promenade next to Hong Kong Disneyland Hong Kong Disneyland (traditional Chinese: ) is the first theme park inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, which is owned and managed by the Hong Kong International Theme Parks, an incorporated company jointly owned by The Walt... This is an article about a structure at Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland. ... Disneyland Park is a theme park which is a part of Disneyland Resort Paris. ... Disneyland Resort Crymych is a holiday and recreation resort in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. ... Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant (literally the Castle of Sleeping Beauty) is a structure that stands at the hub of the Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort Paris and is a continuation of a concept pioneered by Sleeping... Look up faux in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... For other uses, see Castle (disambiguation). ... Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the division of The Walt Disney Company which manages and builds the theme parks and vacation resorts for which Disney is famous. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of Magic Kingdom The Spaceship Earth geodesic sphere is the symbol of Epcot The Sorcerers Hat is the symbol of Disney-MGM Studios The Tree of Life is the symbol of Disneys Animal Kingdom Walt Disney World Resort is the largest and most... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... The Tokyo Disney Resort ) is a theme park and vacation resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, just east of Tokyo (Coordinates: ). It is owned and operated by The Oriental Land Company with a license from The Walt Disney Company. ...

Contents

Exterior

Inspiration

Cinderella Castle was inspired by several French castles, most notably Château de Pierrefonds, Château d'Ussé in France [1][2], Fontainebleau, Versailles, and the chateaux of Chenonceau, Château de Chambord, Chaumont, and the Alcázar in Segovia, Spain. Neuschwanstein Castle was the original inspiration for Walt Disney in his concept for the castle in the classic animated feature Cinderella...and thus Cinderella Castle is based on the movie's portrayal [citation needed]. The Château de Pierrefonds is an imposing castle situated in the commune of Pierrefonds in the Oise département of France. ... Towers The Château dUssé is located in the commune of Rigny-Ussé in the Indre-et-Loire département, in France. ... The Royal Château of Fontainebleau (in the Seine-et-Marne département) is one of the largest French royal châteaux. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Château de Chenonceau as seen from Diane de Poitiers gardens The Château de Chenonceau, near the small village of Chenonceaux, in the Indre-et-Loire département of the Loire Valley in France, was built on the site of an old mill on the River Cher, sometime before... The front façade of the Château de Chambord, viewed from the south. ... Château de Chaumont The Château de Chaumont is a French castle. ... An alcázar is a Spanish castle, from the Arabic word القصر al qasr meaning palace or fortress, from the Latin castellum fortress (ultimately from castrum watchpost). Many cities in Spain have an alcázar. ... The factual accuracy of part of this article is disputed. ... Castle seen from the Marienbrücke The castle Neuschwanstein (German: Schloß Neuschwanstein) is located in Germany, near Hohenschwangau and Füssen in southwest Bavaria near the Austrian border. ...


Construction

The Magic Kingdom

Cinderella Castle was completed in July 1971, after about 18 months of construction, and reaches to a height of 189 feet (57.6 m) tall -- nearly twice the size of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. An optical trick known as forced perspective makes Cinderella Castle appear even larger than it actually is. As it becomes taller, its proportions get smaller. For example, using this method, the top spire of the Castle is actually close to half of the size it "appears." Major elements of the Castle were scaled and angled to give the illusion of distance and height, a method frequently used in Disney theme parks around the world. This is an article about a structure at Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland. ... For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation). ... “Anaheim” redirects here. ... Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. ...


Cinderella Castle appears to be made of white and grey stone with royal blue roofs on their turrets; the tops of several towers and two of the tallest spires are made with real gold and gold leaf. Despite appearances, no bricks were used in its construction; the inner structure is constructed of six-hundred tons of steel braced frame construction, and a ten inch thick reinforced concrete wall encircles the structure to the full height of the outermost "stone" walls. All of the steel and concrete works are supported on a concrete drilled caisson foundation. In spite of the fact that this is not a genuine fortress, it is the next best thing structurally speaking. Much less fiberglass is used than is popularly supposed. Rather, most of the exterior is a thick, very hard fiber-reinforced gypsum plaster that is supported by light gauge metal studs. Most fiberglass work is reserved for the exterior walls of more ornate upper towers. The roofs are not fiberglass, either. They are shingled in the same type of plastic that computer monitor shells are made from, attached to a cone of light gauge steel sheeting over the steel sub-frame. These towers were lifted by crane, then welded and bolted permanently to the main structure. Contrary to a popular legend, the Castle cannot be taken apart in the event of a hurricane. It would take months to disassemble, it would be too dangerous to operate the 300 foot (91.4 m) crane required in windy conditions, and there would have to be a safer building to keep it in; it was simpler to design it to handle a hurricane. It can easily withstand the 110 mph (177 k/h) design wind speeds in Central Florida with a great deal of strength in reserve.


Cinderella Castle is also surrounded by a moat, which contains approximately 3.37 million gallons (12.76 megaliters) of water; however, unlike the drawbridge at Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland, Cinderella Castle can not raise its drawbridge. There are a total of 27 towers on the castle, each numbered 1-29-- tower numbers 13 and 17 were deleted before construction when it was realized that they could not really be seen from anywhere in the park, due mainly to the other Fantasyland buildings. The tower with the clock in front is 10, the tallest is 20. 23 is the other golden-roofed tower. This is an article about a structure at Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland. ... For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation). ...


Originally, a suite was built for Roy Disney and his family, but his death in December of 1971 precluded his use of the facility; it was turned into an office. There are three elevators inside the castle. One is for guest use and goes between the lobby of Cinderella's Royal table, and the second floor where the restaurant is. The second is for restaurant staff use, and is located in tower 2 to the left of the drawbridge. It has landings in the Utilidors, the mezzanine level in a break room, and on the second floor in the kitchen. The third elevator is in tower 20, and services the Utilidors, the breezeway, the kitchen of Cinderella's Royal Table, and the Cinderella Castle Suite. The suite is about 30 feet below the level where the cable is attached to tower 20. Access to the cable is by ladder. Since January 2007 the suite has been used as a prize for the Disney Dreams Giveaway at the Walt Disney World Resort during the Year Of A Million Dreams Celebration. Roy Disney can refer to two different people: Roy Oliver Disney was Walt Disneys brother and the financier of his efforts. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Common utility duct. ...


Guests have an opportunity to spend a night in the castle if they win the Giveaway. Guests could be approached by a Disney cast member at any time in one of the four theme parks and informed that they have won a prize. The chance to stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite is just one of the many prizes.


Cinderella Castle was designed so that it was tall enough that it could be seen from the Seven Seas Lagoon in front of the Magic Kingdom, where many guests took ferries from the parking lot to the gates of the park. In theme park jargon, Cinderella Castle was conceived as the primary visual magnet (known in Disney parlance as a 'weenie') that draws new entering guests through Main Street, U.S.A. towards the central hub, from where all other areas can be reached. The Seven Seas Lagoon is the lake in front of the Magic Kingdom Park, at Walt Disney World, Florida. ... Wienie or Visual Magnet is a Disney Imagineers and theme park jargon term for a visual attraction that can be seen from far away and guide people around a theme park. ... Main Street, U.S.A. is the first themed land inside the entrance of the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by The Walt Disney Company around the world. ...


Tokyo Disneyland

The new color scheme at Tokyo Disneyland
The new color scheme at Tokyo Disneyland

It is generally considered to be a carbon copy of the Magic Kingdom's castle, however from 1986-2006, "Cinderella's Mystery Castle Tour" was a popular attraction featured within the castle. In June 2006, the castle was repainted, to differentiate it from Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom. The castle now has gold trimmings, the rooftops have been painted a different shade of blue, and the white stone of the turrets now has a tan/dirty-pink color. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 446 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (755 × 1014 pixel, file size: 706 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 446 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (755 × 1014 pixel, file size: 706 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Special decorations

Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom has been temporarily re-decorated on a few occasions.

  • To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort on October 1, 1996, Imagineers transformed the front of Cinderella Castle into an 18-story "birthday cake." Complete with red and pink "icing," giant candy canes and 26 glowing candles, the castle served as the centerpiece for the 15-month long celebration. Designed by Walt Disney Entertainment Florida and later constructed by the Imagineers, this was no small undertaking. It took more than 400 gallons (1514 l) of pink paint to cover the castle, which was decorated with multicolored "sprinkles," 26 candles, ranging in height from 20-40 feet (6.1-12.2 m) tall, 16 two-foot (61 cm) long candy stars, 16 five-foot (1.5 m) candy bears, 12 five-foot (1.5 m) gumdrops, four six-foot (1.8 m) Life Savers, 30 three-foot (91 cm) lollipops, and 50 two-foot (61 cm) gum balls. Additionally, more than 1000 feet (305 m) of pink and blue inflatable "icing" was needed to finish it off. The castle was not as popular as expected though, there reportedly were more than 200 canceled weddings because of the giant pink castle. On January 31, 1998, the castle was transformed back to its original state.
  • On Nov. 16, 2004, the castle was modified to appear as though it was strewn with toilet paper, and Stitch is King was posted on a turret as faux graffiti to mark the grand opening of Stitch's Great Escape! that day. The material was removed after the park closed that evening.
  • The castle's most recent redecoration commemorated the Happiest Celebration on Earth in honor of Disneyland's 50th anniversary and was formally unveiled on May 5, 2005. The castle's exterior was adorned with polished gold trim and accents, swags, banners and tapestries. Golden statues of Disney animated characters were also added to the exterior, including Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and Wendy circling the tallest spire. Other statues included Kaa and King Louie from The Jungle Book, Simba, Pumbaa and Timon from The Lion King, Sebastian and Flounder from The Little Mermaid, the Cheshire Cat and White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, and Victor, Hugo and Laverne from the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Just above the front archway sat an enormous "stained-glass" mirror modeled after the magic mirror in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The mirror changed images every 40 seconds to feature each Disney castle and the date its park opened: Disneyland, 1955; the Magic Kingdom, 1971; Tokyo Disneyland, 1983; Disneyland Paris, 1992; and Hong Kong Disneyland, 2005. The decorations were removed in late September 2006.

At night

Nightly fireworks display, July 2004

When the sun sets, the castle is illuminated in 16.7 million colors, thanks to Vari-Lite intelligent lighting fixtures placed on different Castle levels and surrounding the castle. The castle itself plays a role in the Magic Kingdom's fireworks show, Wishes, in which it changes color in synchronization with the dramatic music of the display. The same color changing and effects occurs for the other fireworks shows: HalloWishes (in Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party), Magic, Music and Mayhem (during Disney's Pirate and Princess Party) and the Christmas fireworks show Holiday Wishes during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 250 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Author: Rmkf1982 (self-taken). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 250 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Author: Rmkf1982 (self-taken). ... Wishes at the Magic Kingdom Wishes is a famous fireworks display that has been held at several Disney theme parks across the globe. ... HalloWishes (known by its full title of Happy HalloWishes: A Grim Grinning Ghosts Spooktacular in the Sky) is a fireworks show that takes place in lieu of Wishes at Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, a separate-admission (hard ticket) event held in September and October at Walt Disney... Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a separate-admission (a/k/a hard-ticket) Halloween-themed event held annually during the months of September and October at the Magic Kingdom theme park of the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, outside Orlando. ... Magic, Music and Mayhem is the name of a fireworks display held as part of Disneys Pirate and Princess Party hard ticket event at the Magic Kingdom park of Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida. ... For the Game Boy Advance game, see Disney Princess (game). ... The tone of this article is inappropriate for an encyclopedia. ...


At the park's closing, the nightly 'Kiss Goodnight' is performed, in which Roy O. Disney's dedication speech for the Magic Kingdom is played all over the park alongside classic Disney music which changes with the vivid colors of the castle. When the park closes before 11pm, the show is performed again at 11pm providing entertainment for guests of Disney resort hotels bordering the Seven Seas Lagoon. Roy Olive Disney (June 24, 1893–December 20, 1971, aged 78) was, with his younger brother Walt Disney, co-founder of what is now The Walt Disney Company. ...


Starting in November 2007, for the first time, the "Castle Dream Lights", with over 200,000 LED Christmas lights, will cover Cinderella Castle and will be lit during a new stage show in front of the castle.


Interior

The Magic Kingdom

Mosaics

Mosaic inside Cinderella Castle, the Magic Kingdom
Mosaic inside Cinderella Castle, the Magic Kingdom

Inside the Castle's archway, a series of five mosaic murals tells the story of Cinderella. Designed by Imagineer Dorothea Redmond and crafted and set in place by a team of six artists led by mosaicist Hanns-Joachim Scharff, the 15 by 10 foot (4.6x3 m), ornate panels are shaped in a Gothic arch. The murals took 22 months to complete, and contain just over 300,000 pieces of Italian glass and rough smalti (glass made specifically for mosaics traditionally used by Italian craftsmen) in over 500 colors. Many of the hand-cut tiles are fused with sterling silver and 14 carat (58%) gold, and some are as small as the head of a tack. If you look closely at these ornate murals, you will notice that each of Cinderella's wicked stepsisters appears with a little added color - one sister's face is clearly "red with anger," while the other sister is a little "green with envy," as they watch Cinderella try on the glass slipper. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (811x609, 130 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (811x609, 130 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Walt Disneys 1950 adaptation of Cinderella. ... Imagineer could refer to: Walt Disney Imagineering Imagineer (company), a video game developer An Engineer who only imagines things (aka the best kind of Engineer) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Hanns-Joachim Gottlob Scharff (December 16, 1907 – September 10, 1992) was a German Luftwaffe interrogator during the Second World War. ...


Shopping

As of September 10th, 2007, the castle is now home to a second salon called the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, first introduced at Downtown Disney. Inside princesses and princes age 3 and up, can get hair and makeup enhancements as well as princesses dresses and photos.


The King's Gallery will re-open in place of the Virtual Magic Kingdom Store in the movie theater on Main Street USA.


Cinderella Castle Suite

Inside the upper levels of Cinderella Castle, there is a suite that was intended to be an apartment for Walt Disney and his family when they were in Florida. After Walt Disney died in 1966, the apartment was left unfinished - for a period, Roy O. Disney was due to take up residence there but decided against it, in respect for his brother. This space is not large, and can be compared to the size of a master bedroom and bathroom in an average house. The suite served as the operations area for Vista United Telecommunications (switchboard operators). Up until 2006, it served as dressing rooms for the entertainers performing on Main Street and in the shows at the Castle Forecourt Stage. The location of the suite can be identified from the outside by locating the blue windows on the north and west sides of the castle, about 2/3 of the way up. The glass used is a very cloudy blue, so it lets in light, but it is not possible to see out. The suite adjoins an exterior balcony on the east side. The walls around this balcony are about 5 feet (1.5 m) high so that people using the balcony during park hours cannot be seen by park guests. This balcony affords views to the north, east, and south. The balcony is only accessible through an emergency exit and is not a guest area.


On June 7, 2006, it was announced by Disney that the suite would be completely decorated and upholstered as a 'royal bedchamber', which can sleep up to six people. It has become available as a prize during the Year of a Million Dreams celebration taking place at all eleven Disney theme parks, and an overnight stay in the apartment will be a prize randomly awarded to a guest at the four Walt Disney World theme parks and Downtown Disney. is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Year of a Million Dreams is a celebration that will take place at the theme parks of the Disneyland Resort in California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida from October 1, 2006 through December 31, 2007. ...


Disney describes the apartment this way in their official press release:

Cinderella Castle Suite is four stories above the surrounding Magic Kingdom -- a salon, bedchamber and bathroom off of a private marble-floored foyer, all replete with rich details:

Fluffy feather comforters beneath the regal canopy draping of two queen beds ... A cut-stone bedchamber floor inspired by the mosaic art masterpiece that adorns the castle's breezeway entrance to Fantasyland ... A parlor sofa that invites kicking off the shoes and curling up to read a chapter beneath the richly detailed vaulted ceiling of the salon ... Familiar castle-gray stone walls, rich hardwood paneling and ornate stained-glass windows.

In the foyer of the suite, guests will discover a design of the fairytale pumpkin coach in the marble floor inlay. A memorable artifact from the story, the famous glass slipper, adorns a cove. And through the doorway, the bedchamber and salon are appointed with furnishings in the style of the era of "the Louies," as Silvestri refers to the French rulers of the period inspiring the castle and Cinderella story. Nooks showcase clocks, porcelain and accessories befitting the period. Doors are richly detailed; the walls are covered with wood panels and wall coverings. In the bathroom, hand-decorated copper basins sit atop the vanity, recalling a time when fresh water was carried to the bedchamber.

Despite all the careful attention to centuries-old details, the amenities of the Cinderella Castle Suite are definitely 21st century. There's a lavish garden tub plus a shower. There are also wheelchair accessible bathroom and bedroom facilities and elevator access to the suite. As for an ornately framed, 17th-century-style portrait of Cinderella above a regal fireplace in the bedchamber: it magically changes into a modern, 21st-century flat-screen HDTV.

Cinderella's Royal Table

Cinderella's Royal Table, formerly known as King Stefan's Banquet Hall, is a restaurant inside the castle. Located on the second floor, guests can take the circular stairway or the elevator to this royal dining hall, where the younger guests are "princes" and "princesses," and the older ones are "lords" and "ladies." Walt Disney Imagineers had originally wanted to give the restaurant a regal name, and since there are no well-known characters from "Cinderella" that met their criteria, they instead took a little dramatic license and chose the name of Sleeping Beauty's father, King Stefan. The name was changed on April 28, 1997, as to not confuse tourists. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


If you look around the elegant restaurant, with its stained glass windows and medieval décor, you will notice more than forty coats of arms on display. Each of these is an actual family seal, and represent some of the many people that played a major role in the design and construction of Walt Disney World, including Roger Broggie, Sr. (Imagineer and railroad aficionado who aided in the design of many attractions), Marc Davis (animator and theme park designer), Roy O. Disney (Walt's brother), John Hench (who designed the castle), Diane Disney Miller (Walt's daughter), Dick Nunis (former Chairman of Walt Disney Attractions), and Marty Sklar (Imagineering vice chairman and principal creative executive who worked alongside Walt Disney). Disney Parks Worldwide logo Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the division of The Walt Disney Company that conceives, builds and manages the companys theme parks and vacation resorts, as well as a variety of additional family-oriented leisure enterprises. ...


Cinderella's Royal Table is also the location of the "Once Upon a Time" character breakfast. This family-style breakfast features characters of Disney's Royal Family such as Cinderella, her Fairy Godmother, and their friends Belle, Snow White, Aurora, and several other Disney heroines.


For lunch and dinner, guests wait in the downstairs foyer and have their pictures taken with Cinderella. They are invited upstairs where they may select a three course meal. Once every hour, the lights all turn out and the room sparkles and Cinderella's Fairy Godmother comes out to sing "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" with help from two female mice attendants and to visit many of the tables. She puts on a little show about wishes coming true before saying goodbye. The mice visit the tables for pictures and several copies of the developed photograph with Cinderella is presented at no additional charge.


See also

This is an article about a structure at Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... // Main article: Main Street, U.S.A. Main article: Fantasyland Alices Tea Party Castle Carrousel Cinderella Castle Dumbo the Flying Elephant its a small world Mickey Mouse Revue Peter Pans Flight Pinocchios Daring Journey Poohs Hunny Hunt Snow Whites Adventures The Haunted Mansion Cinderella...

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