Imagineer Shares Closer Look at Cinderella Castle Transformation

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The 50th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort is coming up quickly. October 1, 2021, will be the start of the celebration, and it will go for 18 months! 

As part of the celebration, Cinderella Castle will be elaborately decorated for Guests to enjoy some extra magic during the 50th anniversary. Now, Imagineer Zach Riddley has taken to social media to share a sneak peek at what Guests can expect from this exciting transformation.

Related: Magic Kingdom Passes are FULLY Booked for 50th Anniversary

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Disney describes the new color scheme for the 50th anniversary celebrations at Walt Disney World as, EARidescence! We love the new colors as they are a mix of royal blues and purples, a perfect fit for such a majestic celebration of magic.

Riddley has shared more information on the additional decorations coming to Cinderella Castle during the 50th anniversary. As you know, the castle recently got a new paint job in preparation for the 50th Anniversary celebration, and the decorations will complement the new look. 

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As part of the exciting announcements for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, we released – for the very first time – our brand new décor package for Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom
Since opening day in October 1971, Cinderella Castle at the heart of the Magic Kingdom park has been an iconic symbol of joy and happiness for people the world over. For “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” Cinderella Castle will receive the royal treatment inspired by original elements featured in Mary Blair’s vision in the classic Cinderella film – shimmering pearls, jewels, and ribbons in royal blues and iridescent golds will wrap its turrets and towers in all directions. Above the castle gate, a dazzling 50th anniversary crest warmly welcomes Guests to join the festivities. 
Our Imagineers developed this new décor as part of the larger Cinderella Castle transformation revealed last year – with new colors, gold detailing and vibrant hues that celebrate this enduring icon. These designs were developed together, so that the combined effect will be nothing short of spectacular. We’re excited to have this full vision introduced to the world and to reveal more about our design inspiration and innovative approach to bringing this vision to life.


We love the rendering of the decorations on Cinderella Castle that Zach shared on Instagram. It will be incredible to see these come to life at the Magic Kingdom on October 1.

What do you think of the new decorations that will be displayed on Cinderella Castle? Let us know in the comments!

We can help you plan the perfect vacation to experience the magic of the 50th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World — click here for more information. 

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