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News Sleeping Beauty's Castle to be refurbished

SuddenStorm

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#21
They could, but honestly the paint looks pretty good now. When they refurbished the castle in early 2015 to get ready for the Diamond overlay, they painted it then, and removed the pink coloring. (Can you believe that was four years ago now?!)
The castle maintained the 2005 paint job after the 2015 refurb, here's a photo from that May:

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I was referring to the pre 2005 paint job, that looked like this (taken 1994):

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It used to be a grey/pink color scheme, with a lot more grey. Now it's a pink/gold, with an excessive amount of pink.

Though I imagine if they went back to the proper colors, many fans who weren't around for them would think Disney "ruined" the castle.
 
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I think the new colors are more in line with the concept of the Castle being a 'fairytale' castle. If I recall correctly, the new paintscheme was chosen so that the castle would always look lively when hit by the sunrays of SoCal. It's not really pink, but peach-orange. I honestly think the paintscheme introduced in 2015 is better looking than the scheme in the 90s, but I suppose the nostalgic value is worth being considered.
 

SuddenStorm

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#23
I think the new colors are more in line with the concept of the Castle being a 'fairytale' castle. If I recall correctly, the new paintscheme was chosen so that the castle would always look lively when hit by the sunrays of SoCal. It's not really pink, but peach-orange. I honestly think the paintscheme introduced in 2015 is better looking than the scheme in the 90s, but I suppose the nostalgic value is worth being considered.
Worth mentioning that the '90s paint was far closer to what Walt had back in the '50s (taken 1957)-

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The current paint job isn't offensively bad- but it'd be nice to have something return to its roots.
 
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Evan-500

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#28
The walls have an explanation of the work being done, plus info on stuff that's been added over the decades that ruins a lot of unofficial tour guides scripts. There's also a rendering by Kim Irvine on the color scheme being applied.



Looks like it should be a bit of a paint change for sure!
 

DisneyDreamer08

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#29
Just in time for our one day visit this month :( (husbands first ever to DL!) Are there any spots around the side or back to get a non-wall photo? Are the walls visible from the beginning of Main St?
 

SuddenStorm

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#32
The walls have an explanation of the work being done, plus info on stuff that's been added over the decades that ruins a lot of unofficial tour guides scripts. There's also a rendering by Kim Irvine on the color scheme being applied.



Hard to tell from that photo, but it looks like they're planning on scaling back some of the 2005 pepto pink, and are returning to a more subtle look for the castle- a blend of the old and new. This refurb looks like a huge win for the park.
 

Nland316

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#33
The walls have an explanation of the work being done, plus info on stuff that's been added over the decades that ruins a lot of unofficial tour guides scripts. There's also a rendering by Kim Irvine on the color scheme being applied.



I really hope this is true to what we’re receiving this refurb. Reminds me a lot of Hong Kong’s latest scheme before their castle began its expansion with more creme hues.
 

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180º

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#36
The walls have an explanation of the work being done, plus info on stuff that's been added over the decades that ruins a lot of unofficial tour guides scripts. There's also a rendering by Kim Irvine on the color scheme being applied.



Interesting! Looks much closer to the ‘89 colors than what we’ve had recently. I look forward to seeing the result.

I couldn’t find the front of this set, but here’s the north elevation of the New Fantasyland color scheme from the late ‘80s: 1A7128C5-CEA5-4AF5-B8A2-E34B671707E2.jpeg
 
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