Cinderella’s Castle Is Getting a Royal Makeover, and the Magical Work Is Nearly Complete

The Disney landmark will sparkle in the sunlight, thanks to sapphire dusting and gold accents. It sounds magical!

During any other year, many Disney fans would’ve already traveled to the place Where Dreams Come True; they would’ve explored Magic Kingdom, met the characters and eaten iconic Disney food. (Fortunately, Disney released a ton of its most popular recipes, like Dole Whip, churros and a Hawaiian cheeseburger). But COVID-19 turned our worlds upside down, and we had to put that Disney magic on hold until it was safe to return to the park.

Now, since Magic Kingdom reopened on July 11, Disney announced that it’s making a design change—and fans of this iconic landmark will definitely want to know more. Here’s an update about Cinderella Castle!


Disney is waving a wand and transforming the splendid Cinderella Castle. The official Disney Parks Blog outlined how the castle will be different for those who visit the park in the coming weeks, and honestly, we think it sounds pretty wonderful.

The most noticeable change will be an update to the color scheme. Now they’ve added a “sapphire dusting” and gold trim to make the building sparkle in the sun, and we’re smiling just imagining it! It seems like they’re drawing inspiration from Cinderella’s gorgeous dress and glass slippers, and we’re all about it. It really is a castle fit for a princess. Disney will put finishing touches on the castle soon.

Psst… Cinderella’s Royal Table, the restaurant inside Cinderella Castle, is closed for now.

What Can I Expect If I Go to Disney World?

You’ll notice some changes, that’s for sure. For now, face masks are required for guests over the age of 2, there will be temperature checks and park capacity will be reduced. Here’s a closer look at what to expect when Disney World reopens.

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Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.