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Photo Gallery: Disney Castles That Have Been Covered in Real Snow

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Earlier we mentioned that tonight guests will gather at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort to watch Elsa (from “Frozen”) magically transform Cinderella Castle into a glittering ice palace during the “Castle Dream Lights” and “A Frozen Holiday Wish” stage show.

But did you know that there are actually a few Disney Parks castles that occasionally find themselves dusted with real snow?


Disneyland Park (Paris) is located in Marne-la-Vallée, France, and sees regular snowfall. These shots were snapped in December 2010, after a sizeable flurry added extra holiday charm to the park’s Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant castle. (Click through the gallery to see additional park attractions covered in snow).


Every so often, Cinderella Castle at Tokyo Disneyland will also see some snowfall. Our friends at the park shared these amazing shots of their temporary “ice” castle – and other attractions – back in January 2013.


Years ago at Tokyo Disneyland, some Disney characters took advantage of the snowfall for a playful snowball fight with their park’s snowy castle as a backdrop. Check out that photo above.

Snow-Capped Mountains Behind Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle

While it doesn’t snow in Anaheim, California (home to the Disneyland Resort), it has in higher elevations around the city. In 2009, we shared this image, which shows Sleeping Beauty Castle with snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains as the backdrop.


  • I have always wanted to visit Disneyland, but I am 62 now and probably won’t make it. But we would love to come anytime, but I guess Christmas would be my choice. Everything is so beautiful and colorful. I will keep looking at your pictures.

  • I have some amazing pictures of when we were snowed under in Disneyland Paris in December 2009. It was absolutely gorgeous, really added to the atmosphere!

    • Sounds wonderful.

  • December 1989. I was in Jacksonville. It snowed there. Wonder if any snow in Orlando that year.

  • These images are beautiful, breathtaking, and yes, magical!

    • 🙂

  • What? No snow in Florida? 🙂

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