Cinderella’s Castle at Walt Disney World Is Getting a Royal Makeover

Better archive those old pics of Cinderella’s Castle at Walt Disney World, because the iconic landmark is getting a makeover.

The theme park just announced that the 189-foot-tall castle will undergo a renovation between now and summer 2020.

cinderella castle concept image

Disney released a concept photo (shown above), which gives parkgoers an idea of what to expect. The castle will soon have pink and blue towers, in addition to gold spires and accents adorning the structure.

If you’ve already planned a visit to Walt Disney World, have no fear. The company confirmed that the renovation won’t affect the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show or the “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire,” which takes place in front of the castle.

“We are excited to share that her story has inspired a bold, shimmering and royal makeover of her namesake castle at the heart of Walt Disney World Resort,” the website reads.

Cinderella’s Castle is an iconic attraction at the Magic Kingdom theme park. It was inspired by the 1950 animated Cinderella movie, which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary.

The landmark is not only one of the most photographed structures in the U.S., but it’s also one of the most recognizable, though it’s sometimes mistaken for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. (Classic mix-up.)

As if we needed another excuse to visit Walt Disney World.

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