UPDATE: Potential Sleeping Beauty Castle Refurbishment Planned for Disneyland Paris

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In the wake of this morning’s rumors surrounding the cancellation of Christmas light installation on Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant, or Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris, additional conjectures on possible reasons behind the decision have surfaced. Disneyland Paris source ED92 tweeted that the reason there will be no Christmas lights this year was potentially due to an in-depth refurbishment that is now “back on track.”

If approved, the refurbishment would include the replacement of turrets throughout the castle, as well as fresh paint and potentially a new color scheme (as happened with Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland most recently.) Additionally, repairs would take place across the castle stage. The refurbishment could take up to two years to complete.

Up-close photos of Sleeping Beauty Castle posted back in May by ED92 detailed many peeling, cracking surfaces as well as loose and broken shingles all along the castle facade. The damage was reportedly caused by harsh weather conditions and daily nighttime fireworks spectaculars.

Be it due to “technical difficulties”, financial constraints, or a massive refurb, we’ll keep you updated on the status of the Christmas lights at Disneyland Paris as we near the holiday season.

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Marc
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Marc

As long as it is just a much need refurb and they don’t replace the dragon with an IP. Paris has such a beautiful castle and it is a shame to see it so damaged.

Mark
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Mark

We’re going again next summer – with most of Studios closed, plus Buzz and now potentially the castle, it’s going to be a quiet trip!

Fabian Aragon Martinez
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Fabian Aragon Martinez

oh no!! a two year castle Refurbishment means No More Disney Illuminations!

Boc sdmacandcheese
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I think the dark, starry blue would look amazing on this castle. I wish they had kept the pastel scheme for the OG castle, though.

Bob from Toledo
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Bob from Toledo

Fingers crossed for Pepto Bismol pink!!

Slate
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Slate

I’m going to DLP in March, anyone know what attractions might be closed for refurbishment? I noticed the Indiana Jones coaster and railroad have been closed for a while…. What’s up?
Any info would be appreciated.