Walt Disney World will reopen the gates of its Magic Kingdom to Guests next week, and progress continues on the redesign of its centerpiece, Cinderella Castle.
Twitter user @bioreconstruct shared this picture of Disney’s progress on the castle as of today. Check it out:
Aerial view of Cinderella Castle today July 3.
Annual passholder previews of Magic Kingdom start July 9. The park reopens to guests with reservations on July 11. pic.twitter.com/4j5j2DmoQK
— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) July 3, 2020
Since spring, Cinderella Castle has been undergoing its “Royal Makeover” in preparation for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration next year. In this latest picture, it appears the new paint job is nearly complete. The base boasts a darker gray, the spires a deeper, bolder coat of blue, and the upper section is now covered in gold and rose pink.
The semblance of the new castle design is already found on the Walt Disney World website. Many guests discovered the new pink castle on a loading page they received while waiting to make their park pass reservations.
While Disney World shared the redesign with great excitement, fans have received the work in progress with some contention. While some like it, others wish it to not be as pink.
Inside the Magic has kept up with Disney’s progress of Cinderella Castle throughout its transformation. You can watch the visual progress by clicking the links below:
You can also view the concept art below:
Cinderella Castle’s redesign is one of the two major construction projects currently underway at the Magic Kingdom park. The second is the continued construction of the TRON Lightcycle Power Run roller coaster in Tomorrowland.
The Magic Kingdom will host two days of Annual Passholder previews on July 9, and July 10, before reopening to Guests on July 11. All three days are currently full. When those Guests arrive, they will be greeted with a Cinderella Castle much bolder and pinker than they remember.
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