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It’s a Beautiful Morning at Magic Kingdom Park

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

What a lovely Monday morning it is at Magic Kingdom Park!

We’re kicking off another week of content on the Disney Parks Blog by sharing a simply magical photo snapped by Disney Photographer Matt Stroshane. Here, you can see Cinderella Castle, just moments before the park opens for the day, the Castle’s golden trimming shining in the morning sun.

Built in 1971, the Castle has served as the icon of Magic Kingdom Park. It towers 189-feet-tall and features a design that was inspired by European castles and palaces, including Fontainebleau and Versailles.

Cinderella Castle has been the backdrop for many exciting family photos over the years and has served as an amazing setting for world-class entertainment – day and night. Most recently, it’s castle stage has become the center for “Let the Magic Begin,” the park’s morning welcome show that started just a few weeks ago.

Read more about that show, here.


  • I think I know where this was taken from!

    We stood here to get out of the sun for the afternoon parade once.

    If I am not mistaken, this is a small pavillion at the left of the central hub, if you are facing the castle.

    There is a water fountain there as well.

    I am not sure if there is something else housed there.

    Am I correct?

    Fantastic shot!! Someone must have used s forced flash, in order to make this work. The photographer was in shadow and facing the light!

  • That is a beautiful photo!!! Can’t wait to get back to the World to figure out where it was taken from … 🙂

  • Wish I was there… can’t wait to get back…

  • A beautiful day for a ‘Winning Patriot’s Super Bowl’ Parade!

  • Ahhh, the early morning reservation at Be Out Guest, that allowed us in before park opening, was the most magical day ever! We got the best photo of our family in front of the castle, with no other people in the background! That was a year and a half ago. Can’t wait to plan another trip!

  • Good morning! Never get tired of that view…

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