First Look as Cinderella Castle Christmas Decorations Begin to Appear

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Typically every year for the holidays, the iconic Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World lights up the night sky, with the Castle Dream Lights. Guests flock to Main Street U.S.A. to take photos in front of Cinderella Castle with the light display as well as to just sit there and take in the holiday magic.

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This year, however, Disney announced the Castle Dream Lights would not be on display and instead, “special projection effects will give a festive look to Cinderella Castle this year, providing a colorful backdrop for our guests’ photos”. With this announcement, many were wondering if Cinderella Castle would get decorated at all for the holidays or if it would just be left bare for the nighttime projections.

Well, on our recent trip to Magic Kingdom, Inside the Magic noticed that Disney still put up some festive decor on the backside of Cinderella Castle!

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When Guests step through to Fantasyland through Cinderella Castle, they will notice Disney placed some beautiful garland around the theme park’s icon to still bring the holiday cheer to Magic Kingdom, despite not having the Castle Dream Lights like in year’s past.

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To see what Cinderella Castle looked like in year’s past with the Castle Dream Lights, you can check out our YouTube video of Frozen Holiday Wish from 2016 here.

Disney also already began decorating Main Street U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom as well as Disney’s Hollywood Studios in preparation of the start of the holidays, which will take place on November 6. The next time you visit the Most Magical Place on Earth, be sure to keep those eyes peeled for the beautiful and iconic holiday decor we know and love!

Keep in mind that Disney previously announced some changes, including the elimination of the famous gingerbread houses at Disney’s Resorts, as well as the cancellation of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the Candlelight Processional.

Do you plan on visiting Walt Disney World for the holidays this year? Let us know in the comments below.

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