Ever since the pandemic, the Walt Disney World Resort has been slowly returning back to normal. One of their major missing pieces has been entertainment, especially at Magic Kingdom.
We did initially see Happily Ever After return, now, Disney Enchantment. Still, with meet and greets only being sporadic distanced interactions, the Festival of Fantasy parade being replaced with shorter and less extravagant cavalcades, and the Cinderella Castle show, Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire has not yet returned.
We have recently seen the welcome show, Let the Magic Begin, on October 1 for the 50th anniversary celebrations, but it seems that there may be more planned for Cinderella Castle. Bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) posted a photo of new risers being added to the Cinderella Castle stage. As we can see below, the new platforms are raised with stairs that could theoretically allow performers to climb up and down them. At the moment, they are blocked off by planters.
Higher stages added this week to the Cinderella Castle stage. Shrubs to discourage guest use. Note also stairs down to audience level.
Higher stages added this week to the Cinderella Castle stage. Shrubs to discourage guest use. Note also stairs down to audience level. pic.twitter.com/gt8t6iggfy
— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) October 10, 2021
Although there is no new news when it comes to a new stage show joining Magic Kingdom, now that we have seen the welcome show return and an all-new stage built, it is possible. Plus, it would be interesting to install new additions and stairways to the location for no practical purpose, as it does not serve as a major visual difference to a Guest to make the castle look grander.
For now, we will have to wait and see what is to come of Cinderella Castle. We do know that although distanced, meet and greets are set to return, so perhaps more normalcy is in our future. With the 50th anniversary here, and no show or event during Park hours at Magic Kingdom running to celebrate the anniversary, it seems like something more is needed to say happy birthday in the right way.
Do you think that Disney will bring Guests a 50th anniversary stage show over the next 18 months?