Walls in Disneyland

Undergoing refurbishments, Disneyland guests will have to do without the Sleeping Beauty castle

Imagine yourself in the cool, Anaheim morning walking down Main Street USA, Disneyland, with your churro in your hand, ears on your head and smile on your face. Imagine looking up at the most iconic Disneyland monument and face of the whole park, Sleeping Beauty Castle. Imagine this, because if you’re making the trip down south this winter break, imagining is all you can do: this is not the magical memory you will be making.  

This is because, as of January 7, the Disneyland castle is undergoing some construction and refurbishment. Therefore, the view of the castle from all angles in the park is obstructed by walls, scaffolding, and closed signs.

The reason for this $300,000 refurbishment is because with the summer debut of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney wants to make sure each part of the park is the best it can be for the influx of guests that are sure to visit.

The castle, being the heart of Disneyland, will have no major changes coming to it and is simply being refurbished. Specifically, the roof and turrets are getting re-done.

According to ocrregister.com, “The eye-popping $300,000 re-roof cost is pocket change in comparison to what Disneyland is spending to build a new parking garage ($100 million), remodel the Disney Grand Californian hotel ($22.9 million) and create a full-size replica of the Millennium Falcon ($4.4 million).”

The Haunted Mansion, It’s a Small World, Splash Mountain and the Astro Orbiters are some other attractions under revisions during this time.

These refurbishments, especially on Sleeping Beauty Castle, are making the happiest place on earth a little less happy, but after a rainstorm there is always a rainbow, and Disneyland is setting the stage for an epic summer 2019.