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News PHOTOS - Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom to receive enhancements this summer

MisterPenguin

Fully Pfizered!
Premium Member
Those aren't mounts...

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Cheeky devils! Give them what for!
Empty the shot lockers!
 

jrhwdw

Well-Known Member
So interesting how they are putting up the decor so early. Not like it’s taken them long to put it up.

I wonder why?
We were gong to have the 50th, Memorial Weekend 2021 pre COVID according to these Boards. The Castle didn't get COVID delayed apparently. Any new hope for current or 50th Entertainment?
 

jagiord1

Well-Known Member
So interesting how they are putting up the decor so early. Not like it’s taken them long to put it up.

I wonder why?
Free Marketing.

Every time someone posts a picture of the castle with these enhancements, they're sharing it with people who may not be as up to date with Disney's history. Random people seeing this might inspire them to go down to Florida to see it for themselves. Plus it elongates the "celebrations" where anyone who goes down this summer will feel like they've had a special experience.
 

MansionButler84

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
We were gong to have the 50th, Memorial Weekend 2021 pre COVID according to these Boards. The Castle didn't get COVID delayed apparently. Any new hope for current or 50th Entertainment?
Yes, as I’ve said previously. This whole refurbishment (including use of a crane) was booked to be finished in the next four weeks. So they stuck with the plan. Banners will wait to go up.
 

LittleBuford

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Yeah, I don't think it's fading.

It does look like a very poorly done paint job up close like that -- but since no guest will ever see it except from far away it doesn't really matter.
I must be seeing something different from the rest of you. To me, it simply looks like the natural and unavoidable effect of light reflecting in variable ways from an uneven surface. The paint job itself seems fine to me.
 

MansionButler84

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
And there’s the answer. Thanks to whoever asked.

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LOL. If only there were computer programs that could predict what a structure under construction will look like to allow such planning, only requiring a week or so of fine-tuning at the end.

It’s a ridiculous response. They don’t need to fine-tune for five months. But he can’t say, “because we decided to delay the celebration by 4 months,” can he?
 

trainplane3

Well-Known Member
And there’s the answer. Thanks to whoever asked.

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LOL. If only there were computer programs that could predict what a structure under construction will look like to allow such planning, only requiring a week or so of fine-tuning at the end.

It’s a ridiculous response. They don’t need to fine-tune for five months. But he can’t say, “because we decided to delay the celebration by 4 months,” can he?
It just makes me happy he reads the comments on there. I wonder what his thoughts are on the comments for his Harmonious posts? I hope he liked my "Good job on the entrance! Don't know what went wrong with the rest of the park though" comment.
 

hosekiller

Active Member
I must be seeing something different from the rest of you. To me, it simply looks like the natural and unavoidable effect of light reflecting in variable ways from an uneven surface. The paint job itself seems fine to me.
I think they’re referring to the fact that it looks like my 3 year old climbed up there and slapped some purple stripes in the roof.

It’s pretty crazy how they look nice and clean from ground level haha
 

UNCgolf

Well-Known Member
I must be seeing something different from the rest of you. To me, it simply looks like the natural and unavoidable effect of light reflecting in variable ways from an uneven surface. The paint job itself seems fine to me.

To be clear, I'm not complaining -- it doesn't matter when it's only going to be viewed from afar. There's really no reason to spend the time/effort to make it actually uniform.

It's not the reflected light, though. You can see globs of paint in certain places; it's not a uniform, smooth application. It would look horrible if it was on the wall at your house.
 
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yensidtlaw1969

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
This!

Many moons ago I did maintenance on highway billboards. We had a saying that it only needed to look good at 60/60. 60 mph and 60 feet in the air, amazing what you can't see from that distance
We call it the 30 Foot rule on Broadway (Or 50, if you're talking about the "cheap seats" - which I say in quotes because is there even such thing?). There are exceptions, but generally things have to look good from that far away and any closer doesn't matter. Sometimes something will look great up close but like muck from the audience, so you have to tweak it til it reads. Which sometimes makes it look like trash up close, but stunning from the house. What can you do?
 

JoeCamel

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We call it the 30 Foot rule on Broadway (Or 50, if you're talking about the "cheap seats" - which I say in quotes because is there even such thing?). There are exceptions, but generally things have to look good from that far away and any closer doesn't matter. Sometimes something will look great up close but like muck from the audience, so you have to tweak it til it reads. Which sometimes makes it look like trash up close, but stunning from the house. What can you do?
Our artists (before all the printed ones they painted them!) would be able to paint up close and make it look great far away, they did a lot of faces and one guy did fine art in his spare time. Was very much a learned skill and talent.
 

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