For the first time since the opening of Disneyland Paris in 1992, the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle is about to undergo a major refurbishment, starting in January 2021.
When it’s finished, guests can expect to find this iconic symbol of Disneyland Paris more sparkling than ever! Walt Disney Imagineering and Construction teams have been preparing for two years now to ensure that the Castle is carefully refurbished to the exceptional standards of an icon that is so dear to Disneyland Paris. Tracy Eck, artistic director for Disneyland Park, explained that the teams have surrounded themselves with the best craftsmen in France for this project. “For the roofs, for example, we will work with craftsmen who also work on historical monuments” said Tracy Eck.
To preserve the visual aspect of Sleeping Beauty Castle and the guest experience during the refurbishment, a themed canvas will be installed on which the Castle will be represented and fully covered while it is being refurbished. Guests will still be able to go through Sleeping Beauty Castle to access Fantasyland from Main Street U.S.A. or access the stores located in the Castle during the enhancement work period.
This renovation is a continuation of Disneyland Paris’ efforts to give guests an increasingly immersive and high-quality experience, and is part of an investment strategy for renewing and beautifying the resort.