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Vintage Walt Disney World: Cinderella Castle is Fit for a Princess

Nate Rasmussen

by , Librarian, Walt Disney Archives

Every Thursday throughout the month of November, I’ll be sharing photographs of our theme park icons “in the making” at Walt Disney World Resort. This week, we’re taking a look at Cinderella Castle. Soaring 189 feet into the sky, this world-famous castle fit for a princess was still under construction in February 1971.


Boasting 18 towers, this centerpiece of Walt Disney World Resort and the icon of Magic Kingdom Park had its color palate carefully selected as to complement and not compete with the blue skies of Central Florida.