PHOTOS: Another 50th Golden Ribbon Turret Topper Removed from Cinderella Castle

Lisa Stump

PHOTOS: Another 50th Golden Ribbon Turret Topper Removed from Cinderella Castle

Another piece of décor left over from Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration has been removed from Cinderella Castle. Let’s take a closer look at the progress.

Another Golden Ribbon Removed

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The newest décor to be removed from Cinderella Castle is the golden ribbon on the back left turret in the above photo.

The final pieces of the 50th anniversary celebration decorations are being removed from Cinderella Castle.

The golden ribbons still remain on the castle’s top-most turrets.

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Here’s a close-up shot of where the most recent decoration was removed.

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A golden ribbon remains on one of the lowest turrets as well.

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Construction walls are still up near Sir Mickey’s, and we spotted a crane parked behind Cinderella Castle. The workers will likely use this equipment to remove the top-most golden ribbons from the castle turrets, though we’re not sure when.

As part of the effort to remove the 50th anniversary decorations, the moat around the castle also needed to be partially drained. Take a look here.

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On Cinderella Castle, the 50th anniversary decorations included a giant “50” medallion over the clock. This was the first piece of décor removed after the 50th anniversary celebration ended. There were also multiple pieces of decorative bunting removed, as well as anniversary banners around Cinderella Castle celebrating the artwork of famous Disney artist Mary Blair.

Though the castle was painted for the celebration before it began, there has been no news of returning it to its previous color scheme. Embellishments continue to be removed; we expect Cast Members will perform touch-ups to the existing paint on Cinderella Castle. They will not perform a complete repainting at this time.

Along with the pink and blue colors of Cinderella Castle, the Golden Fab 50 statues will also remain. These statues respond to guests wearing a MagicBand+ with sounds when a visitor interacts with them. Usually a simple wave will do the trick. Many of the statues have had seasonal messages or multiple responses to interactions, so be sure to give them a wave the next time you pass one while wearing a MagicBand+.

“The World’s Most Magical Celebration” ended in March. We saw the first decorations removed at the beginning of March. The 50th anniversary decorations were also removed from Main Street, U.S.A.

Cinderella’s Royal Table

A full table service restaurant resides within the iconic castle. We recently dined there and have a full review of the experience for you. Check out the video below.

Princess Character Dining finally returned to this dining location at the Magic Kingdom in early March. The restaurant reopened in September 2020 for dinner service with no characters, and in August 2021 it reopened for breakfast. Cinderella made brief, distanced appearances in the room, waving to guests, but traditional character dining was unavailable. In early March, characters returned to greet guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We visited during dinner service in the video above.

Are you looking forward to seeing Cinderella Castle without any 50th anniversary decorations? We’d like to see your opinions in the comments below.

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  • Lisa Stump

    Lisa loves theme parks, black coffee, and her two Sphynx cats, Jareth and Figment. She believes the best day includes a trip around World Showcase during the EPCOT International Food & Wine festival! Her favorite attractions are Rise of the Resistance, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and "it's a small world." She can be reached at lisa.stump@wdwnt.com.