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.
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.
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.
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.
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!