New construction walls have been erected behind Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.
Construction Walls Behind Cinderella Castle
Just behind Cinderella Castle and adjacent to Sir Mickey’s, tall gray construction walls have been set up to help facilitate work on the area. The work site appears to be for removing the remaining 50th Anniversary Celebration decorations and doing necessary repairs.
None of the surrounding venues are closed to guests.
The door on the construction wall is for crew members only. A locked deadbolt is positioned near the top of the door to prevent guest confusion.
The barrier extends almost to the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel in Fantasyland.
The archways are temporarily blocked off while the crew takes care of some construction work.
Seating is still available.
Sir Mickey’s is still accessible to park guests. Visitors are guided by signs located on the wall’s exterior.
Here’s a photo from the other side of the construction walls. Guests can make it as far as the Cinderella Wishing Well before the path is blocked off.
The Cinderella Wishing Well is located on the path between the Merida meet and greet (soon to be Mirabel from “Encanto”) and the castle. The well is a replica of the wishing well in the 1950 Disney animated film “Cinderella.” It is made of white marble and has birds on top. Flowers and a bench surround the well.
Guests are encouraged to make a wish and toss a coin into the well. The money collected from the well is donated to children’s charities, particularly the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The well is a popular spot for guests to take photos and make wishes.
It looks like they have been scooping debris out of the dam area in the moat around Cinderella Castle. This was filled with trash last week.
The moat is a 30-foot wide, 7-foot deep body of water surrounding the castle. It is filled with 3 million gallons of water and is home to a variety of fish, turtles, and other aquatic life. The moat was built in 1971, the same year that the Magic Kingdom opened. It is one of the most iconic features of the park.
Cast Members needed to drain part of the moat in order to access the sides of Cinderella Castle. Cherry pickers have been parked in the moat for several weeks as work removing 50th Anniversary Celebration decorations continues.
At this time, the castle is said to be keeping the 50th Anniversary paint color scheme.
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