Last week, we finally got a glimpse at the progress being made to Sleeping Beauty Castle during its refurbishment. A small portion of the enhanced curb with slower inclines and new brickwork were exposed to the right of the Castle. And now, the walls along the entire front of Sleeping Beauty Castle have been pushed back to reveal even more brickwork and enhanced curb.
With the walls pushed back closer to Sleeping Beauty Castle, the entire curb in front of the Castle is now exposed. The new brickwork that we saw last week expands across the front. And the new curb with slower inclines flows from one side of the Castel to the other. The curbs have been changed to improve access with wheelchairs, strollers, and making sure people don’t fall off when it’s crowded.
The Disneyland 40th Anniversary Time Castle is still in place and was not affected by the enhancements that took place.
The curb in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle now slowly inclines down to meet the road that circles The Hub. And the raised curb has disappeared entirely.
A new tree has been planted to the left of the Castle, just like we saw to the right of the Castle last week. While the new foliage is a nice touch, it does obstruct the view depending on where you are standing. This is likely to create a problem during nighttime fireworks and projections onto the Castle.
And to the left and right side of the Castle, we see that the two towers that were previously covered by scrim are finally uncovered, revealing a familiar but enhanced color scheme. When Sleeping Beauty Castle reopens, it will match the vibrant pink and blue colors we see on these towers.
As we get closer to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening day, we’re hoping to see the completion of Sleeping Beauty Castle’s refurbishment soon. Are you excited about these changes?