PHOTOS: Sleeping Beauty Castle Closed for Refurbishment at Disneyland Park

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In an effort to fix the damage done during the Diamond Celebration for Disneyland’s 60th anniversary, Sleeping Beauty Castle is undergoing a major refurbishment. Today, construction walls went up around the Castle. Guests can no longer access Fantasyland through the drawbridge, Snow White’s Wishing Well, or Fantasy Faire.

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Unfortunately, it’s not a pretty sight. In front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, a sign directs guests to access Fantasyland through alternate routes. This is sure to make things complicated for guests who are unfamiliar with the park.

disneyland resort sleeping beauty castle major refurbishment

While the gray construction walls directly in front of the Castle aren’t too terrible to look at, we cannot say the same about the green fencing that continues along either side.

disneyland resort sleeping beauty castle major refurbishment

disneyland resort sleeping beauty castle major refurbishment

disneyland resort sleeping beauty castle major refurbishment

At this time, there is no date set for when the Sleeping Beauty Castle refurbishment will end, other than sometime in Spring 2019. Most of the refurbishment taking place is dedicated to re-roofing the Castle and replacing the material with fibre-reinforced plastic on the turrets. We expect tarps to cover the Castle sometime soon, as has been done during previous refurbishments.

disneyland resort sleeping beauty castle major refurbishment

Currently, guests can still access the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough attraction. However, even that will be closing for refurbishment on January 17th.

While this refurbishment is sure to put a damper on things at the Resort, we’re sure Sleeping Beauty Castle is going to look better than ever once construction is complete. Check with us again for more updates!

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Ciara Trexler

Ciara has been an Annual Passholder of Disneyland Resort for over 18 years and previously worked as a Cast Member for the Walt Disney Travel Company. When she's not writing or visiting the Resort, she can be found traveling, binging Netflix, or cuddling with her cat.

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G
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G

Not cool Disney. I have a trip coming up for Spring Break. If that wall is still up I think we deserve some kind of compensation. I haven’t been to Disneyland since I was a kid & now I’m going back with my wife & child & this is what they are going to see? Pretty sad.

EM
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EM

So…Disney should compensate you for them having to do work on Sleeping Beauty Castle? Because I’m sure that YOU are the only one they’re worried about.

Here’s a solution…you can cancel your trip and get refunded. I mean, it’s not required that you go and if you’re so upset about Sleeping Beauty Castle being refurbished, you can cancel your trip and be compensated the cost of your trip. TA-DA…no loss.

James Harper
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James Harper

Seems to be pretty standard for them this time of year. Was out at the park the last two years in Feb/March, and both times there were quite a few things being refurbished. Last year, it was all of Main Street! Talk about an eye sore – there are pictures around, I’m sure. Green fences all up and down the street. Year before that, both Pirates and Matterhorn were down for extended refurbishments. Anyway, Disneyland’s castle is humorously small when compared to that of other parks, so you’re not really missing that much. I assume the back of the castle… Read more »

Brian Cook
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Brian Cook

Go tell City Hall that when you get there and let us know how that goes for you.

Gigi
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Gigi

G, I totally appreciate the disappointment, that totally sucks! Not sure where you live but I’m from Canada and my sister is going in April. There was just a very good deal on a 3 day pass to Disneyland for Canadian residents and now I’m wondering if this is why. She hasn’t been in MANY years as well, so hopefully things are looking better early April.

Dusti
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Dusti

I agree! You would think they would have it reopened by March since that’s Spring Break and the start of the Food and Wine Festival.

Annie
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Annie

G, like some of the other comments I also feel your pain! Everyone has their DL favorites and personally, I have a deep connection to the castle. I’m going in April n hope it’ll be done but I know the chances of that are low. Unfortunately refurbishments have to be made at some point n it is what it is, I did find refurbishment schedules online but prob wouldn’t have thought to check that before. But some ppl in the comments need to relax a little, imo.

Jennifer
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Jennifer

So sad!!! Our first trip ever to DL on March 18 and couldn’t wait to get pictures in front of the castle. :( So hoping it’s done early!

AL
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AL

Unfortunate but a necessary evil. Nice to see Disney actually taking action to fix the damage.

bob
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bob

Refurbs happen every year at DL during this time of the year. This is nothing new and is the risk you take when visiting this time of year.

Bryan meltzer
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Bryan meltzer

What happen to sleeping beauty castle at Disneyland

Paul Nguyen
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Paul Nguyen

For the new nighttime show, Mickey’s Mix Magic at Disneyland, will there be fireworks and projections down Main Streets USA even there’s rumor that Sleeping Beauty castle is being renovated on Jan 18 until June?

Brittany
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Brittany

So what about the night show are they still going to have one with fireworks does anyone know? Freaking out a little we are going on our 1st family vacation there at the beginning of March and I need to plan according Please Help!!

Nick
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Nick

I’m wondering the same thing. Like two months of work should allow for a referb right? We arrive for the first time on March 12. Hoping they have the gate down by then.

K
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K

This will be my family’s first time to Disney in 2 weeks. And honestly, we were mainly going for the castle. Now it’s all blocked off you can’t even get a decent photo. We pay a lot of money to travel here. I think you need to find something that makes it up for paying customers and devistated children.

Becca
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Becca

How does this affect the fireworks?