Fun Facts About The Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle

The Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle is an icon for the Walt Disney Company and a beacon for Disney fans world-wide. One look at the beautiful blue and grey structure rising at the end of Main Street U.S.A. and hearts lighten with joy. The castle serves as the magnificent main entrance to Fantasyland and hosts the locations for shopping, dining, and the legendary Cinderella Castle Suite. Here are a few fun facts about this most magical Disney Park icon.

Cinderella Castle Fun FactsCinderella Castle Fun Facts

Walt Disney Imagineering used famous locations in France for inspiration in the design. Creating an overall romanticized composite of a dozen famed chateaux in the Loire Valley.

It took 18 months to build Cinderella Castle out of concrete, steel, cement, plaster, and fiberglass, but not a single brick. The construction was designed to withstand Florida's hurricane force winds.

A total of 18 towers are topped with corresponding golden spires that rise 189 feet high, making Cinderella Castle is the tallest structure in Magic Kingdom Park. It can be seen from up to 2 mile away.

Always watching, the outside perimeter of Cinderella Castle is guarded by 13 Gargoyles.

Occasionally the castle gets a celebratory make-over. In 1996 to celebrates the Park's 25th anniversary, it was turned into an 18 story high red and pink birthday cake. It took over 400 gallons of pink paint to make the transformation happen.

The tale of "Cinderella" is displayed on five stunning mosaic murals, inside the Castle walkway. Each ornate panel reaches 15 feet high and 10 feet wide. The hand crafted tile work of 300,000 of glittering Italian glass pieces took a team of six people more than two years to complete.

Elegant Mosaic Murals Tale the Tale of Cinderella

Inside the castle guest can find the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, where a team of Fairy Godmother's in Training wait to make your young princesses (ages 3-12) fashion dreams come true with a head to toe royal makeover.

In the stunning Cinderella's Royal Table restaurant is located on the second floor of the castle. Inside Guests can find 40 coats of arms on display. Each coat of arms refers to someone who has played a significant role in the heritage and history of the Walt Disney Company.

Deep within the castle walls is the most exclusive and elusive hotel room of them all. Used for special corporate guests, and sweepstakes winners, the Cinderella Castle Suite opened in 2007 as part of the 'Year of A Million Dreams.' The royal bedchamber is an exquisite treat for those few people who get to spend a night there.

Partners Statue & Castle with Room for FamilyPartners Statue & Castle with Room for Family

The columns situated in the walkways that curve around either side of the forecourt to Cinderella Castle are decorated with mice and birds from the Disney animated feature film "Cinderella."

Cinderella Wishing Well, located on the walkway between Fantasyland and Tomorrowland offers a beautiful location for a quiet moment. Coins collected from the wishing well are donated to children's charities every year.

According to Cinderella Castle is one of the most photographed places in America. Read here for our top tips on taking great castle pictures.

Cinderella's Wishing Well
What does Cinderella's Castle mean to you? We'd love for you to share your thoughts in the comments below.

Kerry Nardolillo wrote on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 20:43:

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Cinderella's castle is very import to my husband and I, we have been married almost 24 years and until 3 years ago my husband would not get on an airplane. When he finally agreed our first trip was to Disney and ours lives have been changed forever! We went that April, returned that September than the next March, May and in September last year we decided to move to Florida from RI. My husband has applied for a job at Disney because in his words "he belongs here!" His dream has been to wear that badge and we say every time we go that maybe one day we will get to stay in the castle for a night. So for him I would say that is a dream of his.

Disneyjulie wrote on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 13:03:

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It always brings me close to tears when I see the castle. Its a culmination of all the wonderful happy times I have spent there with my 2 beautiful daughters and husband.

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