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.”
🎄Christmas Lights won’t be installed on Sleeping Beauty Castle this season, indicating that an in-depth refurbishment plan is back on track.
If approved, it could include replacement of turrets, color scheme adjustments and repairs on Castle Stage, taking up to 2 years. pic.twitter.com/dYffUAREmT
— ED92 (@ED92live) October 16, 2019
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.
🔧Sleeping Beauty Castle could really use a bit of love soon. Daily nighttime spectaculars and harsh winter weather have not been kind. pic.twitter.com/CYYwWL9NuZ
— ED92 (@ED92live) May 14, 2019
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.