Still a Masterpiece After 36 Years

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The Thomas Kinkade Company announced today that Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light, has unveiled A New Day at the Cinderella Castle, a depiction of the Walt Disney World’s Cinderella Castle as a new morning dawns, the Thomas Kinkade Company announced today.

Kinkade exhibited A New Day at the Cinderella Castle for the first time at an October 20, 2007 event at Walt Disney World. The piece, which offers the discovery of a dawn every bit as festive and delightful as the castle itself, was inspired by the Kinkade family’s annual visits to the Magic Kingdom. “This year, I went in my imagination to explore a vision of the regal castle gently kissed by the golden light of a perfect day,” Kinkade said. “Two of the dream-memories we take from childhood on our life’s journey, if we are fortunate, are the wonder and excitement of Walt Disney World and the soaring majesty of castles,” Kinkade later added.

A New Day at the Cinderella Castle is the second artwork that the Disney organization has commissioned from Kinkade. The first commissioned piece, Disneyland 50th Anniversary, commemorated Disneyland’s half-century birthday.

Kinkade takes a unique and decidedly whimsical approach in this piece. He captures a perfect morning in exquisite detail, from the arc of a double rainbow over the towering castle to the fluffy clouds dappling the castle’s many towers to the lavish, rainbow-hued trees and shrubs framing the building and quaint gas lamps dancing along the walkway.

The piece also offers a host of surprises to curious ones willing to look a little closer. Is that Bambi on the lawn? Tinker Bell above the castle spires? The Ugly Duckling in the pond? Kinkade leaves those answers up to individual interpretation.

America’s Most Beloved Artist called the Cinderella Castle “an enchanting inspiration to young and old.”

A New Day at the Cinderella Castle can be found at Thomas Kinkade Galleries Nationwide or on the web at

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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