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Artist Creates Disneyland Paris’ Sleeping Beauty Castle with 50,000 Folds of Paper

posted on December 8th, 2011 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Artist Creates Disneyland Paris’ Sleeping Beauty Castle with 50,000 Folds of Paper

After three weeks of work and more than 50,000 folds of paper, the best origami sculpture of Disneyland ParisSleeping Beauty Castle you’ll probably ever see is now on display in London. Paper artist Paul Jackson used 20 different paper-folding techniques to create the 10-foot “pop-up” castle at the St. Pancras International station for the launch of the Disneyland Paris 20th Anniversary brochure.

Artist Creates Disneyland Paris’ Sleeping Beauty Castle with 50,000 Folds of Paper

Look closely, and you’ll see more than 5,000 origami bricks on the walls and more than 300 origami cubes, each individually folded. Here’s a quick look at what it took to create the castle.

Origami Sleeping Beauty Castle Facts:

  • Four weeks planning and over three weeks to build
  • Over 50,000 folds of paper
  • 20 different origami folding techniques used
  • 5,000 origami bricks on the walls, 300 origami cubes, each individually folded
  • The highest point stands at almost 10 feet

The Disneyland Paris castle is available to view at St. Pancras until December 10 and then at the FirstChoice Superstore in Crayford, Kent, where it will be on display until late next year.

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Matthew on December 8th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Whoah that’s fantastic!

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Amy on December 8th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

It’s magnificent! I admire his painstaking details and utter patience.

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