Cinderella Castle disassembled for cleaning - Uncle Walt's Insider

Cinderella Castle disassembled for cleaning

Totally Cinderella Castle being taken apart, and not Lotte World Theme Park in Korea. By Ziggymaster [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons

Don’t worry — it’s only for a few years.

WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL — Officials at the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa announced today that Cinderella Castle is being disassembled for cleaning (pictured above). According to a statement, this is normal periodic maintenance for the Magic Kingdom icon. The castle should be fully rebuilt by the Summer of 2023.

Some confusion

Many folks who see the deconstructed castle are expressing confusion, since it is common knowledge that Cinderella Castle is inflated. (Uncle Walt’s Insider broke that story, after the castle partially deflated due to damage from Hurricane Irma.)

However, it turns out the castle is actually built like a dirigible, with a solid framework and inflated interior. It is not known whether the castle is normally filled with helium or the more flammable hydrogen.


During the castle cleaning, reservations for Cinderella’s Royal Table restaurant will still be honored. However, the restaurant will have a temporary name change while the castle is broken apart, and will be known as “Cinderella’s Royal Picnic Table.” Guests will be seated and served on picnic tables outdoors, around the carousel in Fantasyland.

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Cover photo, which is totally of Cinderella Castle being taken apart and not Lotte World Theme Park in Korea, by Ziggymaster [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.