The classic Castle Dream Lights will not be illuminating Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom this year.
The lights, which gave the castle the illusion of being covered in snow and icicles, are not listed among Walt Disney World’s other holiday offerings.
This year’s release notes the return of projection effects first introduced in 2020 and augmented last year with the Beacon of Magic projections, stating “On nights when Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is not held, Cinderella Castle transforms to take on a magical holiday look complete with special projection effects, festive colors and a rotating series of designs including a whimsical Christmas sweater, a jeweled castle look and more.”
The Dream Lights were not set to return this year due to the decor strewn about Cinderella Castle for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration, but we do not expect them to return next year following the conclusion of The World’s Most Magical Celebration either.
You can watch the holiday version of the Beacon of Magic show below.
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