Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle to Undergo Refurbishment to Repair Damage Left by Diamond Celebration

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While not as massive as what’s going on at Hong Kong Disneyland, the original Sleeping Beauty Castle is set to undergo a refurbishment of its own.

A recent permit issued by the City of Anaheim shows that Disney is looking to re-roof the castle, replacing the material with fibre-reinforced plastic on the turrets. The permit, issued on December 27th, is valid for one year.

The refurbishment on the castle exterior is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 7th and last until Spring 2019. Internal refurbishments will take place as well. The Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough attraction will be closed starting Thursday, January 17th, where refurbishment will also last until Spring.

The Diamond Celebration decorations on the castle from May of 2015 through the fall of 2016 did quite a bit of damage to the roof of the castle, damage that was for some reason never repaired. Over two years later, Disney is finally getting around to it.

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At least they’re doing some refurbishment. There are a lot of things that need fixing.When I went there last, the horse hitching posts on Main Street, and the carousel horses in Fantasyland, were badly in need of painting. In addition, there were empty water bottles floating in many of the water features. The gardeners, who used to work after hours (Disneyland had 23 gardeners) was working during operating hours, which slowed them down, as they had to stay out of people’s way to get to the places they had to work, and be careful not to leave things where people… Read more »