Sleeping Beauty Castle lovers rejoice!
It has been quite a rough time waiting for all of Disneyland Paris’ refurbishments to be completed. From Orbitron to The Nautilus to a fan-favorite nighttime show returning in the form of Illuminations, it seems Guests at Disneyland Paris have had to face a lot of closed attractions in the last year. Now, Disney finally revealed that the Disneyland Paris castle, which is themed after Sleeping Beauty is finally back open to Guests!
As reported by the official Disney Parks Blog, Sleeping Beauty Castle is finally back open in the Disney Park after a 12-month-long refurbishment. See Disney’s official statement below:
Just in time to celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2022, Sleeping Beauty Castle is now reopened to guests at Disneyland Paris after 12 months of renovation! Featuring gilded, golden details and unique, lavish mosaics, the symbol of Disneyland Paris is sparkling brighter than ever before thanks to Walt Disney Imagineering teams and construction masters who came together for the largest refurbishment the castle has seen since its opening in 1992.
- Sleeping Beauty Castle is 141 feet tall, with its tallest tower standing 55 feet high and weighing 15 tons.
- Renovation of the castle took 50,000 hours.
- 19,900 slate tiles were custom designed and installed on the roofs using 19,900 hooks. As a result, 4.8 miles of slates were cut.
- 41,200 gold leaves were applied by hand to gild certain parts of the castle.
- The team used 1,200 liters of paint throughout the project, including 14 different shades of pink.
- Since Disneyland Paris is Europe’s top tourist destination, Sleeping Beauty Castle is the most visited castle in Europe!
This renovation comes just in time to celebrate Disneyland Paris’ 30th Anniversary, which will take place starting March 6, 2022. More on that here:
Disneyland Paris 30th Anniversary: let the Magic shine like never before!
Are you ready for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration? From 6 March 2022, dream bigger, laugh louder and smile wider than ever before as you revel in a spectacular, one-of-a-kind wonderland. It’s Disneyland Paris as you’ve never seen it before!
At Disneyland Paris, lots of changes are coming to Walt Disney Studios and their Disneyland Park, with the 30th anniversary just months away. Walt Disney Studios is adding a massive addition that will include Star Wars, Marvel, and Frozen, as well as their very own Avengers Campus, which will be the first section to open in the Park. We have recently seen Disney’s Sequoia Lodge reopen while the Disneyland Paris Resort continues to undergo a refurbishment. On top of that, we have seen price increases for pins and stunning snowfalls!
Are you excited that this iconic castle is back open? Have you ever been to Disneyland Paris? Let us know!
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