Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Theme Park Has Reopened
Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland theme park is now open after a months-long refurbishment. From the pictures we here at MickeyBlog are about to share with you I think you’ll agree that it’s looking more spectacular than ever! The recent renovations to this Disney icon include vibrant new colors, a new roof and charming and subtle pixie dust, among other enhancements.
Over the years the beautiful exterior of the Castle has worn away meaning that it needs to be refreshed and updated. However, it still adheres to the original vision of Artist Herb Ryman who first created the concept for the castle back in the 1950’s.
“What’s interesting about this time is that we used an ages-old painting technique called atmospheric perspective to visually heighten the castle,” said Kim Irvine, art director at Walt Disney Imagineering. “We warmed the pink hues on the lower towers and gradually added blue to lighten the colors toward the top.”
The same technique was applied to the new roof (pictured above). It now boasts gorgeous cobalt blue hues. Each of the 18 original turrets was digitally scanned to create the same roofline, and pixie dust was sprinkled on the center roof. You can see it twinkling away in the image above.
“We focused the golden accents and pixie dust around the entrance to the castle, as though it has been magically enchanted,” said Irvine. Colorful banners, pennants and landscaping also were included, and the Sleeping Beauty Castle walkthrough received new paint and lighting.
To celebrate the reopening and Ryman’s original vision for this beloved masterpiece, the Disneyland Resort made a donation to Ryman Arts, a charity founded in Herb Ryman’s memory, and planted a dwarf fir tree in his honor. The “Ryman Tree” recalls a Christmas tree that belonged to Herb Ryman the last year of his life that was once planted near the castle after his passing.
We hope you’ll have a chance to visit Disneyland at some point this 2019 to check out all the amazing new detailing for yourself. Planning your getaway couldn’t be easier! Simply fill out our form below to get your FREE, no-obligation quote from MickeyTravels.
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