Cinderella’s castle in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World has received a new paint job, showing an update to the park as it prepares to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
What’s going on?
WDW News Today — a news and information source on Walt Disney World — shared photos of the newly updated Cinderella’s castle. Disney said the castle would receive a new paint job back in February.
ComicBook.com said: “It was announced back in February that Cinderella’s castle would be getting a new paint job, updating the colors for a more modern style. Those changes have finally been made, and the first photos of the castle’s new look have now arrived online.”
See the photos below.
This is one of three major changes to the Walt Disney World resort’s Magic Kingdom. The park changed the entrance area to the Magic Kingdom, removing the major sign seen on the entrance way, as I wrote about for the Deseret News. BlogMickey.com spotted the change and reported it first.
Similarly, new Magic Kingdom maps showed the park has added “relaxation stations” around the area. People can visit these stations to take off their mask and relax a bit from having to walk around the park as much, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.
Disney World plans to reopen Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park on Saturday, as originally planned. Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will reopen on July 15. On Monday, there were 6,336 new cases of the COVID-19 in Florida, according to The Tampa Bay Times.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told The Hollywood Reporter, “Disney, I have no doubt is going to be a safe environment. I think that where you start to see the spread is just in social situations where people let their guard down. Usually like a private party or something like that.”