PHOTOS: First Scaffolding Goes Up as Moat Water Levels Lower for Cinderella Castle Makeover at the Magic Kingdom

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If you didn’t hear, Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom is getting a makeover this summer in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Cinderella. I know you guys were wondering, and no, the Birthday Cake Castle is not coming back.

We did however, see the first signs of the makeover project getting underway. We profiled the start of this process a few days ago, and its progress has been rapid.

The most obvious change is the installation of this temporary scaffolding. This will make it easier for those working on the project to safely get down to water level.

This was obviously made possible by how much water has already been drained from the moat. We can now easily see the bottom.

Further down the project closer to the entrance of Adventureland, we can see the dammed water and the hidden water pump still in place.

It would seem that the majority of the water has been pumped from the moat.

You can now easily see water level marks from where the moat typically rose to. Some green algae is still imprinted on the bank, but this has even faded considerably over the last few days.

Pumping is going on either side of the iconic Cinderella Castle.

Easily 1-2 ft of water has been drained in the last few days as this area is prepped for the castle transformation. Are you excited to see Cinderella Castle get its long overdue makeover? Let us know in the comments!

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Retro Magic
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Retro Magic

How long is the moat expected to be drained?

Tom Corless
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Tom Corless

No idea

Valerie
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Valerie

Nope. Not excited at all. My adult kids have never been to Disney. We’re finally going this summer and they get to see scaffolding instead of the castle. Should have been done over January-February when it’s least crowded.

Darrell White
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Darrell White

I like the new look on the way

Taz
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Taz

I live in Canada and I’m just hoping that when it come to the castle that you when they make Toronto Disney land they get the castle painted they do all the work before the park opens

Jeff Knoxville
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Jeff Knoxville

What’s sthe extent of the make-over? New paint? New colorscheme?