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News Sleeping Beauty's Castle to be refurbished

Disney Analyst

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Weren’t they fibreglass before? I don’t know if that can dent however.. maybe they were metal.
 

IMDREW

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I really loved the more pastel colors.. but reserving judgement untill they’re finished. Anyone know the targeted finish date for the castle? I’ll be there 1st of May and would hate to miss the new look by a few weeks..
 

Woodsman

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I’m wondering how it could possibly take longer than another two weeks to finish the castle exterior, considering:

  • based on photos from early february, the stone base was already painted with its new base coat.
  • based on photos of the front AND back of the castle from last week, the top pink part of the castle also already has its new paint job.
  • based on photos from last week as well, the new turret roofs have already been installed on the top tiers, and for the crane to access the lower ones, the scaffolding is going to have to be removed. Once the start working their way down with the scaffolding, that’s basically it right?
... also, gonna be there the first weekend of April, so hoping...
 

VJ

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I thought it looked pretty good last week when I saw it in person. Also, on a side note, seeing the workmen up on the scaffolding really helps me appreciate how well the forced perspective works.
is it just me or does the castle look really tiny until you see people on it? then you realize just how big it is
 

SuddenStorm

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The blue is definitely closer to the proper paint job, vs the teal that was there before. Here's the best photo of the castle in the early days I've been able to find, taken on Kodachrome so the colors are accurate:

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And since the Asian parks are often a better representation of what Disneyland is supposed to be than the actual Disneyland, here's a photo of Hong Kong's old castle, the blue looks pretty close to what's being put on Anaheim's castle:

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Of course, it's worth noting that whenever Kim Irvine gets her hands on something iconic inside Disneyland, it usually comes out worse than it was before- so while I'm optimistic about this project, gonna wait till the scrims and scaffolding come down before I praise it.
 

britain

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I like that old dark grout between the gray stones!
The blue is definitely closer to the proper paint job, vs the teal that was there before. Here's the best photo of the castle in the early days I've been able to find, taken on Kodachrome so the colors are accurate:

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And since the Asian parks are often a better representation of what Disneyland is supposed to be than the actual Disneyland, here's a photo of Hong Kong's old castle, the blue looks pretty close to what's being put on Anaheim's castle:

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Of course, it's worth noting that whenever Kim Irvine gets her hands on something iconic inside Disneyland, it usually comes out worse than it was before- so while I'm optimistic about this project, gonna wait till the scrims and scaffolding come down before I praise it.
 
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