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
We have to start at the beginning… here’s Sleeping Beauty Castle in 1955.
2. Our Castle Prior to the Refurbishment
One of the most recent images of our castle prior to this new refurbishment.
3. Together Forever 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
Sleeping Beauty castle received the diamond treatment during the 60th Disneyland anniversary.
5. Diamond Celebration at Night
And of course, it’s even more magical at night…
6. Holiday Celebration 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
At night the holiday decorations on Sleeping Beauty castle are breathtaking.
8. Sleeping Beauty Castle at Christmas… Again!
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
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
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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