Disney Addresses Crumbling Sleeping Beauty Castle at Theme Park

in Disney Parks, Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris Disney Dreams! fire on Sleeping Beauty Castle

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Disney is finally fixing a problem with one of its theme parks.

Fountains light up in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris
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The Disneyland Paris Resort is one of the most interesting Disney theme park destinations to open, featuring a long list of classic rides and attractions as well as some of Disney’s most unique creations. Guests visiting the European resort will find all of the expected Disney theme park experiences, like Pirates of the Caribbean, “it’s a small world” and Peter Pan’s Flight, but are also welcome to try special versions of legendary rides. Instead of Space Mountain, Disneyland Paris offers Hyperspace Mountain, a Star Wars-themed roller coaster through the stars. Haunted Mansion is another classic Disney ride, but don’t expect to find it at Disneyland Paris. Instead, guests are treated to a unique and chilling ghost-filled story with Phantom Manor. It’s important that the Disney theme parks feel different and offer fresh and exciting ideas for guests to explore, with Disneyland Paris also featuring arguably Disney’s best castle.

Guests will find a wide range of castles standing at the end of Main Street U.S.A., but Disneyland Paris’ version is absolutely breathtaking. While Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World is known for its size, and Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland is recognized for its legendary status, Disneyland Paris’ castle can be described with one word: beautiful.

Sleeping Beauty Castle in the end of Main Street, U.S.A, at Disneyland Paris
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What’s Happening With Sleeping Beauty Castle?

Unfortunately, Disneyland Paris’ Sleeping Beauty Castle has been undergoing maintenance issues for quite some time, with fans, guests, and even reports calling Disney out for the troubling and worrying state of the castle. Over the last few months, these issues have only grown more apparent, with the tops of the castle chipping and falling off. The bridge that leads into Sleeping Beauty Castle has also begun to crumble, with guests signaling concerns about the theme park’s safety.

The tops of the castle look incredibly worn out and distressed. Part of the damage is a result of the castle catching on fire during a fireworks mishap in late 2023. Massive flames engulfed Sleeping Beauty Castle before quickly dispersing. It appears that Disney is slowly working on restoring Sleeping Beauty Castle, with the chateau tower being renovated, as revealed by ED92.

The damaged tower of the Château has finally been renovated or replaced 

It was not specified if the tower had been refurbished or totally replaced, but guests will certainly agree that Sleeping Beauty Castle looks a lot better. This renovation will most likely stretch all across Sleeping Beauty Castle, restoring it to its former glory. Hopefully, the bridge connecting to the entrance of the castle will also be included in the refurbishment, ensuring guests are as immersed and safe when visiting Disneyland Paris.

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The Disneyland Paris Resort has changed significantly over the last few years, with massive additions and expansions taking shape. The resort’s most recent large-scale project came in the form of Avengers Campus, a Marvel-themed land dedicated to fans of the films and comic books. While the land is a near-carbon copy of the version found at Disneyland in California, it does offer a few unique twists, most notably with Avengers Assemble Flight Force, This thrilling roller coaster places guests on a dangerous mission alongside heroes such as Captain Marvel and Iron Man as they blast off through the cosmos.

Avengers Campus also features an incredible nighttime show (shown above) that utilizes drone technology in jaw-dropping ways. The resort is currently wrapped up in multiple projects across each theme park, as well as within Disney Village, the resort’s premier shopping and dining area.

Have you ever been to Disneyland Paris? What’s your favorite Disney theme park castle?

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