10 Magical Pictures of Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle

Sleeping Beauty Castle has had a few different looks since Disneyland's opening day in 1955. Every year around Christmas the castle gets a beautiful overlay to match the magic of the holiday season. We also saw a large addition of diamonds to the castle in honor of Disneyland's Diamond Celebration anniversary. But as part of Project Stardust, Kim Irvine and the rest of the team began refreshing Disneyland's most beloved symbol with a loving refurbishment.

Sleeping Beauty Castle is set to be open to the public next week and many are counting down the days to see the beautiful new colors up close. In addition to replacing the castle's roof, the design team made the colors brighter and added some pixie dust ‘sparkles' to the roof. For fans that think the blue hues are too dark, keep in mind that the colors will begin to fade in the California sun.

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In honor of the magical makeover Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle received adding more vibrant hues and pixie dust, we thought we'd look at some of the most beautiful pictures of our beloved castle.

1. Sleeping Beauty Castle in 1955

Sleeping Beauty's Castle on Opening Day

We have to start at the beginning… here's Sleeping Beauty Castle in 1955.

2. Our Castle Prior to the Refurbishment

Sleeping Beauty's castle from a side angle

One of the most recent images of our castle prior to this new refurbishment.

3. Together Forever Fireworks

Pixar Fest fireworks

The castle lit up during the Together Forever- A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular fireworks during Pixar Fest last summer.

4. During Disneyland's Diamond Celebration

60th diamond celebration

Sleeping Beauty castle received the diamond treatment during the 60th Disneyland anniversary.

5. Diamond Celebration at Night

Sleeping Beauty castle lit up at night

And of course, it's even more magical at night…

6. Holiday Celebration Decorations on the Castle

Christmas decorations on the castle

And of course, the castle looks majestic during the holiday season adorned with lights, wreaths, and icicles.

7. Holiday Celebration Decorations at Night

Disneyland at Christmas with the castle light up in front of the partners statue

At night the holiday decorations on Sleeping Beauty castle are breathtaking.

8. Sleeping Beauty Castle at Christmas… Again!

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle during the holidays

I took this picture during this previous holiday season, nothing feels more magical to me than seeing the castle lit up during the holidays.

9. Sleeping Beauty Castle in Spring

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty castle in the Spring

Always one of my favorite pictures of Sleeping Beauty castle in the Spring with the beautiful trees framing this iconic symbol.

10. The New Sleeping Beauty Castle Colors

New Sleeping Beauty castle paint colors

And finally, our beloved castle with the new darker hues and pixie dust sparkles on the roof. Notice the change of the brick color along with the darker gold accents.

What is your favorite version of Sleeping Beauty castle?

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2 comments add yours

  1. It just brings tears to my face to see such work on my park. Thank you all.

  2. Can’t wait for August…our 12th visit to the most Happy Place on Earth!

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