PHOTOS: Cinderella Castle Reimagining Nears Completion at the Magic Kingdom as Focus Moves to Rock Work

For months, Cinderella Castle has undergone a deep refurbishment at the Magic Kingdom. It’s carried on through the longest shutdown in the park’s history, and now, it seems that the work is nearly at its end.

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As we noted in our last report, the paint-by-numbers approach to the castle’s stonework seems to be finished, with attention being turned to the rock work in the moat.

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Love it or hate it, the new, bolder color scheme of rose gold and blue turrets does look striking in the morning sun.

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A small platoon of “high-reach” machinery remains on-site for the moment.

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When we passed by, we noticed a group of Cast Members were discussing the repainting of the rocks. Hopefully, when it’s all done, the rocks will look as fresh as the castle stones they border.

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Looking at the archway that leads to Fantasyland, the gold accents are very prevalent.

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Over on the eastern side of the castle, painting equipment looks set up in preparation for the work to come.

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It may be a relatively small detail in such a large project, but from this angle, it looks like the rocks are in serious need of some love and care.

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As we turn our attention up the castle, more of the rose gold paint scheme can be seen, giving the accents a chance to really pop.

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Hopefully soon, those windows will be full of happy diners at Cinderella’s Royal Table.

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In the past few months, the project has come so far, with work now spreading to other areas in Fantasyland. It’s been a transformation as magical as Cinderella herself.